Historical information: Leanne Hinton is Professor Emerita in the Department of Linguistics at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Director of the Survey of California and Other Indian Languages. She received a Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego in 1977. Her doctoral dissertation was a study of Havasupai songs. She has done research on various languages of the Southwest, Mexico, and California, and she has been a leading figure in the study of endangered languages and language revitalization.
Scope and content: The Papers consist primarily of Leanne Hinton's notes and related documents and recordings from linguistics field methods classes held at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of California, San Diego. This includes materials for Navajo, Quechua, Ashaninka Campa, Hopi, Q'anjob'al, K'ichean, Mixtec, Yowlumne Yokuts, Paraguayan Guaraní, and Yucatec Maya. Also included are materials related to the Yahi Translation Project.
Repository: Survey of California and Other Indian Languages
Preferred citation: Leanne Hinton Papers on Indigenous Languages of the Americas, SCL Hinton, Survey of California and Other Indian Languages, University of California, Berkeley, http://cla.berkeley.edu/collection/26