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Beyond yellow English : toward a linguistic anthropology of Asian Pacific America

Author: Angela Reyes; Adrienne Lo
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2009.
Series: Oxford studies in sociolinguistics.
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This volume examines issues of language, identity, and culture among the rapidly growing Asian Pacific American (APA) population. It cover topics such as media representations of APAs, codeswitching and language crossing, and narratives of ethnic identity.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Beyond yellow English.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008006542
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Reyes; Adrienne Lo
ISBN: 9780195327359 0195327357 9780195327366 0195327365 9780199716708 0199716706
OCLC Number: 310084933
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 401 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction : On yellow English and other perilous terms / Adrienne Lo and Angela Reyes --
Styles and stereotypes : Laotian American girls' linguistic negotiation of identity / Mary Bucholtz --
Asian American stereotypes as circulating resource / Angela Reyes --
Evidentiality and morality in a Korean heritage language school / Adrienne Lo --
On using semiotic resources in a racist world : a commentary / Jane H. Hill --
"Talk about luck" : coherence, contingency, character, and class in the life stories of Filipino Canadians in Toronto / Bonnie McElhinny [and others] --
Turban narratives : discourses of identification and difference among Punjabi Sikh families in Los Angeles / Wendy L. Klein --
Constructing ethnic identity through discourse : self-categorization among Korean American camp counselors / M. Agnes Kang --
Who is "Japanese" in Hawai'i? The discursive construction of ethnic identity / Asuka Suzuki --
Communities and identities : fraught categories and anchoring resources : a commentary / Niko Besnier --
Arbitrating community norms : the use of English 'me' in Japanese discourse / Emi Morita --
Illegitimate speakers of English : negotiation of linguistic identity among Korean international students / Joseph Sung-Yul Park --
Bilingual creativity and self-negotiation : Korean American children's language socialization into Korean address terms / Juyoung Song --
Phonological and cultural innovations in the speech of Samoans in southern California / Alessandro Duranti and Jennifer F. Reynolds --
What do bilinguals do? A commentary / Asif Agha --
Ideologies of legitimate mockery : Margaret Cho's revoicings of mock Asian / Elaine W. Chun --
"We can laugh at ourselves" : Hawai'i ethnic humor, local identity, and the myth of multiculturalism / Roderick N. Labrador --
Reel to real : Desi teens' linguistic engagements with Bollywood / Shalini Shankar --
Perspective and the politics of representation : a commentary / Susan Gal --
Trading tongues : loss of heritage languages in the United States / Leanne Hinton --
Forever FOB? Resisting and reproducing the other in high school ESL / Steven Talmy --
Sequences, scripts, and subject pronouns in the construction of Chinese heritage identity / Agnes Weiyun He --
The emergence of language identity in cultural action : a commentary / Bonnie Urciuoli.
Series Title: Oxford studies in sociolinguistics.
Responsibility: edited by Angela Reyes, Adrienne Lo.


Beyond Yellow English is the first edited volume to examine issues of language, identity, and culture among the Asian Pacific American (APA) population. Focusing on the analysis of interaction,  Read more...


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This volume is a valuable collection of scholarly work that moves linguistic anthropological and sociolinguistic approaches to Asian Pacific America beyond the stereotype of the inscrutable, closed Read more...

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