Beyond Yellow English: Toward a Linguistic Anthropology of by Angela Reyes, Adrienne Lo

By Angela Reyes, Adrienne Lo

Beyond Yellow English is the 1st edited quantity to envision problems with language, id, and tradition one of the speedily turning out to be Asian Pacific American (APA) inhabitants. the celebrated contributors-who signify a wide variety of views from anthropology, sociolinguistics, English, and education-focus at the research of spoken interplay and discover a number of features of the APA event. Authors conceal themes resembling media representations of APAs; codeswitching and language crossing; and narratives of ethnic identification. the gathering examines the stories of Asian Pacific american citizens of alternative ethnicities, generations, a long time, and geographic destinations throughout domestic, college, neighborhood, and function websites.

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While a racial status of “honorary whiteness” is conferred—albeit ambivalently and partially—upon some middle-class Asian Americans (Tuan 1999), working-class East and Southeast Asian Americans are often subject to the same kind of racial profiling and problematizing as are working-class African Americans and Latinos (see also Lee 2005). This chapter examines how two Southeast Asian American girls in a multiracial high school in California, both refugees from Laos, navigated these two contrasting racial ideologies imposed on Southeast Asian Americans by using locally available linguistic and other semiotic resources.

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