Leanne Hinton

Professor Emerita of Linguistics

Leanne Hinton at the 2016 Breath of Life Workshop

Email: lhinton@berkeley.edu

Leanne Hinton's recent research has focused on language revitalization of Native American languages.  She strongly supports interdisciplinary approaches to linguistics, and linguistic research that relates to community needs and interests, as well as to theory. Though retired, she remains active in research and consulting.  In 2006, she won the Lannan Foundation's Cultural Freedom Award.  In 2012 she was awarded the Language, Linguistics and the Public award by the Linguistic Society of America.

Selected publications

Recent books
  • Bringing our Languages Home: Language Revitalization for Families (Heyday, 2013)
  • How to Keep your Language Alive (Heyday, 2002)
  • The Green Book of Language Revitalization in Practice, ed. with Ken Hale (Academic Press, 2001)
Recent articles
  • "Language revitalization and language pedagogy: new teaching and learning strategies", Language and Education 25 (2011) 307-318
  • "Revitalization of endangered languages", in Handbook of Endangered Languages (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
  • "Language revitalization in North America and the new direction of linguistics", Transforming Anthropology 18 (2010) 36-42
  • "Language vevitalization", in Handbook of North American Indians, vol. 2, Indians In Contemporary Society(Smithsonian Institution, 2008)
  • "The languages of California", in Vanishing Languages of the Pacific Rim (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • "Learning and teaching endangered indigenous languages", in Encyclopedia of Language and Education (Springer, 2007)
  • "Racial nicknames and mascots for sports teams", News from Native California 19/2 (Winter 2005/06) 37-39
  • "How to teach when the teacher isn't fluent", in Nurturing Native Languages (Northern Arizona University Press, 2003)
  • "Language revitalization", Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 23 (2003) 44-57
  • Herb Luthin and Leanne Hinton, "What Ishi’s stories tell us about Ishi", in Ishi in Three Centuries (University of Nebraska Press, 2003)