Jane H. Hill

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Jane Hassler Hill (born 1939) is an American anthropologist and linguist who has worked extensively with Native American languages of the Uto-Aztecan language family. She received her Ph.D. from UCLA in 1966. She has worked with descriptive linguistics writing a grammar of the Cupeño language, and has contributed to the fields of linguistic anthropology and socio-linguistics with her works about Nahuatl and about the linguistic expressions of racism towards Spanish-speakers in the American Southwest in her works about mock Spanish. She has also worked with the Tohono O'odham language together with Ofelia Zepeda. From 1998 to 1999 she was president of the American Anthropological Association.[1] She has published more than 100 articles and chapters, as well as seven books, including some with linguist Kenneth C. Hill.[1]. In 2009 she retired as Regents' Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona.[2]


  1. ^ Darnell, Regna & Frederic Wright Gleach, Celebrating a century of the American Anthropological Association: presidential portraits, U of Nebraska Press, 2002 ISBN 0-8032-1720-X, 9780803217201 pp. 297 - 300.
  2. ^ Roth-Gordon, J. and Mendoza-Denton, N. (2011), "Introduction: The Multiple Voices of Jane Hill". Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 21: 157–165.