Joseph C. Hill, Ph.D

Sociolinguist in American Sign Language, Deaf Studies, and Interpreting



Email: joseph (dot) hill at gallaudet (dot) edu

Twitter: @jaceyhill 

Dr. Joseph C. Hill is Professor of Deaf Studies and Linguistics and Director of the Center for Black Deaf Studies at Gallaudet University. His research interests include socio-historical and -linguistic aspects of African-American variety of American Sign Language and attitudes and ideologies about signing varieties in the American Deaf community. His contributions include The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure (2011) which he co-authored with Carolyn McCaskill, Ceil Lucas, and Robert Bayley and Language Attitudes in the American Deaf Community (2012).  

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