Beyond Yellow English

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 162.56 x 236.22 x 33.02mm | 657.71g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 12 line illustrations
  • 0195327357
  • 9780195327359

About Angela Reyes

Angela Reyes is Associate Professor of English, Hunter College. Adrienne Lo is Assistant Professor of Anthropology University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.show more

Table of contents

Table of Contents ; Contributors ; Part I: Interactional Positionings of Selves and Identities ; Part II: Discursive Constitutions of Groups and Communities ; Part III: Languages in Contact ; Part V: Educational Institutions and Language Acquisition ; Indexshow more

Review quote

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 off, and unapproachable Asian. This book is a significant move "beyond" the restrictive stereotype of "Yellow English." * The Journal of Language in Society, Volume 39-2010 *show more