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Nora Clearman England (born November 8, 1946) is an American linguist, Mayanist, and Dallas TACA Centennial Professor at University of Texas at Austin.[1]

Nora England
BornNovember 8, 1946
EducationPh.D. from the University of Florida
OccupationAmerican linguist, Mayanist, Dallas TACA Centennial Professor at the University of Texas at Austin
Known forShe is founding director of the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA).

She graduated from the University of Florida with a Ph.D. She taught at the University of Iowa. She led a workshop, and field visit to Iximche, attended by Linda Schele and Nicholai Grube.[2] She is founding director of the Center for Indigenous Languages of Latin America (CILLA).[3]

Her research is on the grammar of Mayan languages and contemporary Mayan language politics.[4]



  • "Issues in comparative argument structure analysis in Mayan narratives'", Preferred argument structure: grammar as architecture for function, Editors John W. Du Bois, Lorraine Edith Kumpf, William J. Ashby, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2003, ISBN 978-90-272-2624-2
  • "Mayan efforts toward language preservation", Endangered languages: language loss and community response, Editors Lenore A. Grenoble, Lindsay J. Whaley, Cambridge University Press, 1998, ISBN 978-0-521-59712-8
  • "Control and Complementation at Kusaal", Current approaches to African linguistics, Volume 4, Editor David Odden, Walter de Gruyter, 1987, ISBN 978-90-6765-312-1
  • A grammar of Mam, a Mayan language, University of Texas Press, 1983, ISBN 9780292727267
  • "Space as a Mam Grammatical Theme", Papers in Mayan linguistics, Editor Nora C. England, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1978, ISBN 978-0-913134-87-0



England, Nora Clearman (1975). Mam Grammar in Outline (digital reproduction at Internet Archive). Doctoral thesis/dissertation. Gainesville: University of Florida. OCLC 3497675.

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