January 20, 2020
Zach O'Hagan sends the following update from the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages:
- In December we published the first Survey Report in five years, Jane and Kenneth Hill's 1473-page magnum opus "Comparative Takic Grammar," which covers a wide range of topics related to this branch of the Uto-Aztecan language family in incredible detail. Jane Hill, born in Berkeley in 1939, received her PhD in anthropology from UCLA in 1966, with a dissertation titled "A Grammar of the Cupeño Language." She went on to become Professor of Anthropology and Linguistics at the University of Arizona beginning in 1983, retiring in 2009. Sadly, Jane passed away in November 2018, as Ken writes in the preface, shortly after the completion of the first draft of this monograph.