Dr Joseph C. Hill is an Associate Professor in the Department of American Sign Language and Interpreting Education at RIT/NTID.
In May 2011 he earned his doctorate from Gallaudet University in Washington DC. Dr. Hill is one of the co-authors of a book on the African-American variety of ASL, The Hidden Treasure of Black ASL: Its History and Structure (2011). He is proud to be part of the Black ASL research team because the history and language of the African-American Deaf Community deserves a closer look from the scholarly perspective.
Dr. Hill also published a book with Gallaudet University Press, Language Attitudes in the American Deaf Community (2012), which is an analysis of the factors of judgements and attitudes expressed by deaf and hard-of-hearing signers about the different types of signing that exists in the American Deaf community. For more information, visit: www.josephchill.com
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