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In Celebration of the Late Jane Hill

Journal of Sociolinguistics has published a tribute to the late Regents’ Professor Emerita Jane H. Hill (1939–2018) co-authored by Jacqueline Messing (Ph.D. Arizona, 2003) and Associate Professor of Linguistic Anthropology Jennifer Roth-Gordon. As a former student of Jane’s and a colleague who also worked in the Malinche region in Central Mexico, Jacqui shares some of the most memorable experiences of studying and working with Jane. With insight from Ken Hill, the piece briefly summarizes Jane’s long and varied research trajectory, and the online version links to a list of her many publications.

The title of the tribute, “For Jane, no language was ever alone,” borrows words written by Professor Emerita Susan Philips, for the memorial reception organized by Jen Roth-Gordon at the American Anthropology Association conference in San Jose, CA. Dr. Philips contributed an obituary in the January issue of the AAA’s Anthropology News.

Jane will also be remembered at a Celebration of Life ceremony sponsored by the School of Anthropology on Saturday April 27th, 3:00-6:00pm at the Tucson Marriott University Park. All are welcome. Saturday’s celebration will follow this approximate schedule:
•    The first 30 minutes will be a meet and greet.
•    The next hour and a half will begin with remembrances of selected aspects of Jane’s life and end with an open mic where other people in attendance can share their remembrances.
•    The final hour will be devoted to a general gathering, with mingling, reminiscing, and greeting Jane’s family. Refreshments will be served.

Photo courtesy of Susan Philips

Anthro News digest date: 4/26/2019