Ofelia Zepeda, Ph. D.
Associate Professor Departments of Linguistics and American Indian Studies, University of Arizona


  • Books
  • Refereed Journal Articles
  • Non-Refereed
  • Books
    Jewedl-hoi/Earth Movements: Q'odham Poems (With sound recording). Kore Press. Tucson, Arizoda
    Gawulig Nioki Dialect Variation in Tohono O'odham (In progress) 1995
    Southwest Memory: Indigenous Arizona Tribal Histories. (In progress) 1994-1995
    Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert. University. of Arizona Press. Tucson
    Home Places An anthology of Native American literature in celebration ?of twenty years of publishing by Sun Tracks. Editors, Larry Evers and Ofelia Zepeda. University of Arizona Press. Tucson
    A Papago Grammar. University of Arizona Press. 1983. (third printing 1993).
    Mat Hekid o Ju:/When It Rains: Papago and Pima Poetry. Editor and contributor. University of Arizona Press, 1982.
    South Corner of Time. University of Arizona Press. 1980. Section editor and contributor.
    Refereed Journal Articles
    "Derived Words in Tohono 0'odham", International Journal of American Linguistics. With Jane Hill. 1992.
    "Desiderative-Causative in Tohono 0'odham". International Journal of American Linguistics. 1987.
    "0'odham Ha-cegitodag/Papago and Pima Thoughts". International Journal of American Linguistics. 1980.
    Voices in the Desert: Contemporary Approaches to Language Maintenance and Survival of an Ancient Language, Tohono 0'odham. International Journal of the Sociology of Language, Joshua Fishman, editor. 1996 (to appear 1998)
    "Bury Me with A Band" in Reinventing the Enemy's Language, Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird, editors. Norton Press, 1997.
    "Wind" and "Morning Air" in Getting Over the Color Green: Contemporary Southwestern Environmental Literature, Scott Slovic editor. University of Arizona Press, 1997
    "Ocean Power: Poems from the Desert", Making Worlds: Gender, Metaphor, Materiality, Susan Aiken, Ann Brigham, Sallie Marsten Penny Waterstone, editors. University of Arizona Press, 1997
    "JewedDa:m Hihimdam" and Jewed `I-hoi" in Cross Cultural Poetics, Mark Novak, editor. Cross Cultural Poetics Press, Minneapolis, MN. 1997
    Making It Their Own: Severn Ojbwe Communicative Practices. L. Phillips Valentine. Book Review, in Anthropological Linguistics, D. Parks, editor. Bloomington, Ind. 1996.
    "Pulling Down The Clouds", Writing as Revision: A Student's Anthology. Beth Alvarado and Barbara Cully, editors. Simon and Schuster. 1996.
    "The Man Who Drowned in the Irrigation Ditch"; "People on Wayward Journeys"; "Waila Music", in Fever Dreams: Contemporary Arizona Poetry, Leilani Wright and James Cervantes, editors. University of Arizona Press, 1996
    "Tohono O'odham (Papago) Plurals". With Jane Hill. Estudios de Linguistica y Sociolinguistica. Gerardo Lope Cruz y Jose Luis Moctezuma Zamarron, compiladores. Universidad de Sonora. 1994
    "Mrs. Patricio's Trouble: The Distribution of Responsibility in an Account of Personal Experience". With Jane Hill. Responsibility and Evidence in Oral Discourse. Jane Hill, editor. Cambridge University Press. 1993.
    Indigenous Memory: Indigenous Voices and Views in School Humanities". Journal of Navajo Education. Special Issue: Dealing with the Quincentenary: Lessons for the Future. With Teresa McCarty. 1993.
    "Situation Des Langes Indigenes Aux Etats-unis". Diogene, No. 153 Patrimoine Culturel: Langues En Preil. Jan-Mars 1991. With Jane Hill.
    "American Indian Language Policy". Perspectives on Official English: The Campaign for English as the Official Language of the USA. Karen Adams and Daniel Brinks, editors., Mouton de Gruyter. Berlin & New York.
    1990. "People of the Desert". Apa Insight Guide to Native America, Apa Guides Publications. Hong Kong Ltd. 1991.
    "The Tohono O'odham Policy". A government document. Tohono 0'odham. Nation. Sells, Arizona. 1987.
    "Desiderative-Causative in Papago". Coyote Working Papers in Linguistics from A-Z. Tom Larsen, editor. 1982.
    "Thoughts on My Mother's Grave". South Comer of Time. University of Arizona Press. Larry Evers, editor. 1980. Reprinted in Tlalocan. Universidad Nacional Autonorna de Mexico. 9:155-7. 1982.