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Title: Beyond Yellow English
Subtitle: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America
Edited By: Angela Reyes
Adrienne Lo
Series Title: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics
Description:

"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.

Publication Year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0195327357
ISBN-13: 9780195327359
Pages: 424
Prices: U.S. $ 99.00

 
 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0195327365
ISBN-13: 9780195327366
Pages: 424
Prices: U.S. $ 29.95