Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America

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Angela Reyes, Adrienne Lo
Oxford University Press, Dec 31, 2008 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 424 pages
Beyond Yellow English is the first edited volume to examine issues of language, identity, and culture among the rapidly growing Asian Pacific American (APA) population. The distinguished contributors-who represent a broad range of perspectives from anthropology, sociolinguistics, English, and education-focus on the analysis of spoken interaction and explore multiple facets of the APA experience. Authors cover topics such as media representations of APAs; codeswitching and language crossing; and narratives of ethnic identity. The collection examines the experiences of Asian Pacific Americans of different ethnicities, generations, ages, and geographic locations across home, school, community, and performance sites.
 

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Contents

On Yellow English and Other Perilous Terms
3
Interactional Positionings of Selves and Identities
19
Discursive Constitutions of Groups and Communities
91
Languages in Contact
173
Linguistic Practices in Media Contexts
259
Educational Institutions and Language Acquisition
329
Index
391
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Angele Reyes is Associate Professor of English, Hunter College. Adrienne Lo is Assistant Professor of Anthropology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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