Mengistu Amberber

List of John Benjamins publications for which Mengistu Amberber plays a role.


The Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective

Edited by Mengistu Amberber

[Human Cognitive Processing, 21] 2007. xii, 284 pp.
Subjects Cognition and language | Cognitive linguistics | Semantics


This chapter shows that the cross-linguistically robust transitivity pattern exhibited by verbs of ingestion (eat, drink, swallow, taste, etc.) can be accounted for by appealing to a rich Lexical Conceptual Structure (LCS). The key claim is that ingestive predicates are ditransitive at the level of… read more | Article
Amberber, Mengistu 2008 4. Semantic primes in AmharicCross-Linguistic Semantics, Goddard, Cliff (ed.), pp. 83–119
Amberber, Mengistu 2007 11. Remember, remind, and forget in AmharicThe Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective, Amberber, Mengistu (ed.), pp. 263–277
This paper provides a brief grammatical overview of a number of constructions based on verbs of memory in Amharic. We show that the same verb can mean ‘x remember y’ or ‘x remind y’ depending on the syntactic context. Remember is a subject-experiencer predicate, in that the experiencer is mapped on… read more | Article
Amberber, Mengistu 2007 1. Introduction: The language of memoryThe Language of Memory in a Crosslinguistic Perspective, Amberber, Mengistu (ed.), pp. 1–12
Amberber, Mengistu, Brett Baker and Mark Harvey 2007 16. Complex predication and the coverb constructionLanguage Description, History and Development: Linguistic indulgence in memory of Terry Crowley, Siegel, Jeff, John Lynch and Diana Eades (eds.), pp. 209–219