Hill, Archibald A.

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Archibald Anderson Hill (1902-1992) was a renowned scholar and professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Texas. Born in New York City on July 5, 1902, Hill grew up in San Diego and graduated from Pomona College, California (1923) with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He received a Master of Arts in English from Stanford University (1926) and a PhD in English from Yale University (1927). Hill taught at the University of Michigan, University of Virginia and Georgetown University before coming to the University of Texas in 1955. He died in Austin on March 29, 1992. Hill's research was in structural linguistics, emphasizing language teaching, dialects, history of the English language, English manuscript studies and the use of linguistics in the study of literature. Hill was instrumental in developing the lingusitics department at the University of Texas. He donated an extensive collection of rare books and periodicals about lingusitics to the University, so much that the University established the Archibald A. Hill Library. Hill also served as a member and officer for the Lingusitic Society of America.

From the description of Hill, Archibald Anderson, papers, 1924-1986, 1970-1979. (University of Texas Libraries). WorldCat record id: 74133175

Archibald Anderson Hill (1902-1992) was a renowned scholar and professor of English and Linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. Born in New York City on July 5, 1902, Dr. Hill grew up in San Diego and graduated from Pomona College, California in 1923 with a Bachelor of Arts in English. He received a Master of Arts in English from Stanford University in 1926 and a Ph.D. in English from Yale University in 1927. Dr. Hill taught at the University of Michigan (1926-1930), the University of Virginia (1930-1952) and Georgetown University (1952-1955) before joining the faculty of the University of Texas at Austin in 1955, where he remained until his retirement in 1972. In 1928, he married Muriel Louise Eyard. Dr. Hill died in Austin on March 29, 1992.

Dr. Hill's research was in structural linguistics, emphasizing language teaching, dialects, the history of the English language, English manuscript studies, and the use of linguistics in the study of literature. He was instrumental in developing the Department of Linguistics at the University of Texas. He donated an extensive collection of books and periodicals about linguistics to the university, and the Department of Linguistics established the Archibald A. Hill Library to house his numerous contributions. Additionally, Dr. Hill served as Secretary and Treasurer for the Linguistic Society of America (1950-1968), and in 1969 was elected President.

From the guide to the Archibald A. Hill Papers 92-275; 93-329; 95-233; 95-241., 1924-1989, (Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin)

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English language--Study and teaching
Linguistics
English language--Grammar
Literature--Study and teaching
Dissertations, Academic--Handbooks, manuals, etc
Poetics
Philology
English literature--History and criticism
Language and languages
Phonetics
Linguistic analysis (Linguistics)
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