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.
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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.
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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 ; Index
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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 *
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