Desalegn Workneh’s doctoral defense

We have a new doctoral defense coming up! Desalegn Workneh will defend his PhD dissertation on The Voice System of Amharic next week.

The event will start with a 45-minute trial lecture at 9AM on Thursday, September 3rd on “The interaction between viewpoint aspect and tense in Amharic morphosyntax”. All are invited to stream it live here. (The link has also been sent around by e-mail by Kari Guldahl.)

On Friday, September 4th, the defense proper will start again at 9AM. You may follow it here. (You will also find this link in that same e-mail.)

The defense opens with Desalegn summarising his thesis, followed by first opponent Dr. Mengistu Amberber who will be joining us from the University of New South Wales in Sydney (where it will already be 5PM, which is why we are starting earlier than usual) and then second opponent Prof. Michelle Sheehan, who will be joining us from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, England (where it will still only be 8AM at the start of the defense).

Desalegn himself will be beaming in electronically from Addis Ababa University (where it will be 10AM at the start of each of the two events).

Don’t miss this exciting and historical event!

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