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Marjorie K.M. Chan

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Language, Ethnic Identity & the Asian American Experience
EALL 694 - Group Studies
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Professor Marjorie K.M. Chan
Dept. of E. Asian Lang. & Lit.
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH 43210

COURSE: EALL 694. Group Studies. Topic: Language, Ethnic Identity & the Asian American Experience
Call No. & Credit Hours:   02376-5   3 credits.   U G
Prerequisites:   None
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TIME & PLACE: T     02:30 - 05:18 p.m.
359 Hagerty Hall (1775 College Road)
(multimedia classroom with computer and internet connection)
OFFICE HOURS: R   2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (from Week 2), or by appointment
Office:   362 Hagerty Hall   (1775 College Road)
Tel:        292.3619   (292.5816 for messages, 292.3225 for faxes)
E-mail:   chan.9   (close the gap)
MC's Home Page:
MC's ChinaLinks:

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TEXTBOOKS   Will be available from
SBX (1806 N. High Street, (Tel) 291.9528).
text 1text 2
  1. Gudykunst, William B. 2001. Asian American Ethnicity and Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. ISBN 0-7619-2042-0. Paperback. Required.

  2. Hamers, Josiane and Michel H.A. Blanc. 2000. Bilinguality and Bilingualism. Second edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-64843-2. Paperback. Required.

    Main Library Reserve

Reserve in Main Library has a copy of the two textbooks. Check online at OSU Libraries <>. Under Quicklinks, select either "Reserves by Course" or "Reserves by Professor". Additional references and other materials for the course will be placed on reserve as needed during the quarter. (Note: Reserved materials for a given course are listed online for the current quarter only.)

    Other Readings

Additional readings for the course consist of journal articles and book chapters. Unless indicated otherwise, these reading selections will be in PDF format and will be made available during the quarter from E-Reserves or are available from e-journals. To retrieve readings on E-Reserves, select either "Reserves by Course" or "Reserves by Professor" under Quicklinks at OSU Libraries.

For reading selections that are in e-journals, first locate the e-journal online at OSU Libraries: E-Journal Titles and/or OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC), and then locate the specific volume and issue containing the article.

This course studies the role that language plays in the Asian American experience and in the shaping of ethnic identity. Historical, cultural, and linguistic circumstances of Asian Americans serve as background to explore such issues as bi/multilinguality and ethnic identity; names and naming; language attitudes; intercultural communication and ethnicity; and language choice, language maintenance, and language shift. These topics will be explored together with related issues of language ideologies, bilingual education, and second language acquisition. Furthermore, while the focus is on the United States, this course subscribes to a transnational, hemispheric approach to the study of the Asian American experience.

This course aims to provide students with opportunities to explore and examine issues relevant to ethnic identity and the Asian American experience from a language, or linguistic, perspective.

Students should, at the end of the course, have acquired a deeper understanding of the role of language in the social construction of ethnic identity in the Asian American setting. Students should also have gained some perspectives on language attitudes, bi/multilingualism, bilingual education, and language choice -- in conjunction with issues of language maintenance, language shift, and language loss -- and be able to bring what they have learned to discourse on the ramifications of these issues at the local and global levels.

This course consists of lectures and student-led discussions and presentations of assigned readings. Course work includes presentations of readings by students (or students working in pairs), who will lead the discussion of two readings (to be selected by the student in consultation with the instructor). Students will also submit a final project at the end of the quarter.

Students are expected to:
  1. Read the assigned readings prior to class.

  2. Attend class regularly and participate actively in class discussions and other class activities.
    . A mailing list for the class will also be used for dissemination of information and student-initiated discussions concerning topics brought up in class.

  3. Present (individually or with a partner) two readings for class discussion. Outlines (in PowerPoint format) should form an integral part of the presentation. Other materials, such as e-corpora, to accompany the presentation may be prepared as needed.

  4. Submit a one-page proposal of the final project, together with select references, by Week 7.

  5. Present the final project orally in the final week of class.

  6. Submit a written version of the final project (about 10-12 double-spaced pages plus references), in hardcopy and digital format at the end of the quarter. Include textual data and/or multimedia materials as needed. Students are expected to create an e-portfolio containing their course work, to be submitted on CD-ROM at the end of the quarter.

Students with disabilities that have been certified by the Office for Disability Services will be appropriately accommodated, and should inform the instructor as soon as possible of their needs. The Office for Disability Services is located in 150 Pomerene Hall, 1760 Neil Avenue (Tel: 292.3307. TDD: 292.0901)

Academic integrity is essential to maintaining an environment that fosters excellence in teaching, research, and other educational and scholarly activities. Failure to follow the rules and guidelines established in OSU's Code of Student Conduct may constitute "Academic Misconduct." OSU's Code of Student Conduct (section 3335-23-04 Prohibited conduct) defines as academic misconduct "[a]ny activity that tends to compromise the academic integrity of the university, or subvert the educational process." Examples of academic misconduct include (but are not limited to) plagiarism, collusion (unauthorized collaboration), copying the work of another student, possession of unauthorized materials during an examination, and submission of the same work for credit in two (or more) courses. Ignorance of the University's Code of Student Conduct is never considered an "excuse" for academic misconduct; hence, be sure to review the sections dealing with academic misconduct in the Code of Student Conduct. Be sure also to read the University's Ten Suggestions for Preserving Academic Integrity and/or the Eight Cardinal Rules of Academic Integrity (from Northwestern U.). The University's policy on academic misconduct will be enforced in accordance with Faculty Rule 3335-5-54, and all alleged cases of academic misconduct will be reported to the Office of Academic Affairs' Committee on Academic Misconduct (COAM) for resolution. In addition, graduate students should be familiar with the Graduate Student Code of Research and Scholarly Conduct (pdf). Students with questions concerning the University's policies or questions concerning academic or research misconduct are encouraged to ask the instructor any time during the quarter.

Class discussions & in-class assignments       20%
Article presentations (2) 40%
Final project (all phases) 40%

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This class meets every Tuesday afternoon during the quarter.
This is a preliminary schedule of topics and readings.
The schedule will be finalized after the first week of classes.

WEEK 1 Next Schedule Asian (Inter-)American History, Identity Construction, and Voices of the Past
March 28 Introduction and orientation.
Class reading and discussion.

  • Chan (1991)
  • Espiritu (1992, Ch. 2)
  • Chen (2002)
  • E. Lee (2005)

  • Supplementary Readings:
      . Louie (2003) - Prashad (2003)

  • WEEK 2 Next Prev Asian American Ethnic Groups, Cultural Characteristics, and Voices of the Present
    April 4 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Gudykunst (2001, Ch. 1 to 3)

    Discussion of short narratives and oral histories in:
    Chow (1998, Ch. 11 to 13) and J. Lee (1992), and/or student-selected sources

  • WEEK 3 Next Prev Bilinguality and Ethnic/Ethnolinguistic Identity
    April 11 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Gudykunst (2001, Ch. 4)
  • Hamers and Blanc (2000, Ch. 3.5 & 8)
  • Dicker (2003, Ch. 1)

  • WEEK 4 Next Prev Self-Identification and Self-Perception
    April 18 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Kang and Lo (2005)
  • Lien et al. (2003)
  • Ross et al. (2002)

  • WEEK 5 Next Prev Bilinguality and Intercultural Communication
    April 25 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Gudykunst (2001, Ch. 5 & 6)
  • Hamers and Blanc (2000, Ch. 9)

  • WEEK 6 Next Prev Bilinguality and Studies on Code-Switching in the North American Context
    May 2 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Nishimura (1995)
  • Kang (2003)
  • Williams (2005)

  • WEEK 7 Next Prev Language Ideologies and Language Attitudes
    May 9 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Cargile (1997)
  • Jeon (2001)
  • Hymes (1992)

        Due: One-page project proposal and select references.

  • WEEK 8 Next Prev Language Choice, Language Maintenance, and Language Shift
    May 16 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities

  • Luo and Wiseman (2000)
  • Lai (2001)
  • Zhang (2004)
  • Kondo-Brown (2005)

  • WEEK 9 Next Prev Bilingualism and Bilingual Education
    May 23 Readings presentation, discussion, and other class activities.

  • Dicker (2003, Ch. 2)
  • Hamers and Blanc (2000, Ch. 10 & 11)

  • WEEK 10 Next Prev Final Week Activities
    May 30
  • Student Presentations of Final Project

  • WEEK 11 Prev Examination Week
    June 5 Submission of Final Project. (Prior permission required for deadline extension.)

    Due: Monday, 5 June 2006, 12:00 noon.

    Winter Commencement: Sunday, 11 June 2006.

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    Weekly topics and readings will be finalized after the first week of classes. E-journal articles are available at OSU Libraries: E-Journal Titles and/or OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC). Book chapters and other additional readings will be available from Electronic Reserves at OSU Libraries under "Reserves by Course" and "Reserves by Professor"). Other readings will be made available during the quarter.

      A. Textbooks:

    1. Gudykunst, William B. 2001. Asian American Ethnicity and Communication. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc.
                       Chapter 1    Communication and ethnicity  pp.   1-15
      Chapter 2Cultural characteristics of Asian cultures       pp. 17-51
      Chapter 3Asian American ethnic groups  pp. 53-88
      Chapter 4Ethnic and cultural identitiespp. 89-130
      Chapter 5Asian American communication patternspp. 131-168
      Chapter 6Communication and acculturationpp. 169-193

    2. Hamers, Josiane and Michel H.A. Blanc. 2000. Bilinguality and Bilingualism. Second edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
      Excerpts:  Chapter 3.5  Language attrition and bilinguality  pp. 76-79
       Chapter   8Social psychological aspects of bilinguality: culture and identitypp. 198-240
       Chapter   9Social psychological aspects of bilinguality: intercultural communication  pp. 241-272
       Chapter 10Societal bilingualism, intergroup relations, and sociolinguistic variationspp. 273-317
       Chapter 11Bilingual educationpp. 318-354

      B. Articles and Book Chapters:
    1. Cargile, Aaron Catelan. 1997. Attitudes toward Chinese-accented speech: An investigation in two contexts. Journal Of Language and Social Psychology 16.4.434-443. [E-journal article]

    2. Chan, Sucheng. 1991. Asian Americans: An Interpretive History. New York: Twayne Publishers.
      [Excerpt: Chapter 1 (The international context of Asian emigration), pages 3-23.] [E-Reserve]

    3. Chen, Yong. 2002. In their own words: The significance of Chinese-language sources for studying Chinese American history. Journal of Asian American Studies 5.3.243-268. [E-journal article]

    4. Chow, Claire S. 1998. Leaving Deep Water: The Lives of Asian American Women at the Crossroads of Two Cultures. New York: Penguin Putnam Inc.
      [Excerpts: Chapter 11 (Ethnicity and identity: What it means to be Asian American), Chapter 12 (Ethnicity and identity: Creating a sense of self), and Chapter 13 (Naming names), pages 187-230.] [E-Reserve. One copy of the book is placed on 2-hour Reserve at Main Library.]

    5. Dicker, Susan J. 2003. Languages in America: A Pluralist View. Second edition. Clevedon: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
      [Excerpt: Chapter 1 (Language and identity, pages 1-37) and Chapter 2 (The melting-pot mythology, pages 38-81).] [E-Reserve. This book is placed on 2-hour Reserve at Main Library.]

    6. Espiritu, Yen Le. 1992. Asian American Panethnicity: Bridging Institutions and Identities. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.
      [Excerpt: Chapter 2 (Coming together: The Asian American movement, pages 19-52).] [E-Reserve]

    7. Hymes, Dell. 1992. Inequality in language: Taking for granted. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics 8.1.1-30. (PDF file downloadable at

    8. Jeon, Mihyon. 2001. Avoiding FOBs: An account of a journey. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics 17.1-2.83-106. (PDF file downloadable at

    9. Kang, M. Agnes. 2003. Negotiating conflict within the constraints of social hierarchies in Korean American discourse. Journal of Sociolinguistics 7/3.299-320. (Korean-English code-switching) [E-journal article]

    10. Kang, M. Agnes and Adrienne Lo. 2005. Two ways of articulating heterogeneity in Korean American narratives of ethnic identity. Journal of Asian American Studies 7.2.93-116. [E-journal article]

    11. Kondo-Brown, Kim. 2005. Differences in language skills: Heritage language learner subgroups and foreign language learners. The Modern Language Journal 89.4.563-581. (on Japanese) [E-journal article]

    12. Lai, Him Mark. 2001. Retention of the Chinese Heritage, Part II. Chinese America: History & Perspectives. Page 1-25. [E-journal article in the Research Database: Academic Search Premier.)
      [Note: Go to and click on "Research Databases" under Quicklinks. From there, enter a search for "Academic Search Premier" in the Research Database page.]

    13. Lee, Erika. 2005. Orientalisms in the Americas: A hemispheric approach to Asian American history. Journal of Asian American Studies 8.3.235-256. [E-journal article]

    14. Lee, Joann Faung Jean. 1992. Asian Americans: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia. New York: The New Press.
      [Excerpt: Selections of one-plus pages of such oral history stories as Sam Sue's "Growing up in Mississip" - Charles Ryu's "1.5 generation" - Kenny Lai and Siu Wing Lai's "Where to from here?" - Lang Ngan's "Traffic Cops" - Kim Huot Kiet's "Traffic Cops II" - Charles Ryu's "Traffic Cops III" - Henry Moritsugu's "To be more Japanese" - Cao O's "To be more American" - Phil Tajitsu Nash's "A male human being" - C. Ng's "Growing old" - Rose Eng's "The power of duty" - Ng Hing's "Permanent sojourner".] [E-Reserve. The 1991 and 1992 editions of this book are placed on 2-hour Reserve at Main Library.]
      [Note: A 1991 hardcopy edition of this book bears a slightly different title: Asian American Experiences in the United States: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam, and Cambodia. (Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland).]

    15. Lien, Pei-te, M. Margaret Conway, and Janelle Wong. 2003. The contours and sources of ethnic identity choices among Asian Americans. Social Science Quarterly 84.2.461-481. [E-journal article]

    16. Luo, Shiow-Huey and Richard L. Wiseman. 2000. Ethnic language maintenance among Chinese immigrant children in the United States. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 24.307-324. [E-journal article]

    17. Nishimura, Miwa. 1995. A functional analysis of Japanese/English code-switching. Journal of Pragmatics 23.157-181. (Japanese-English code-switching) [E-journal article]

    18. Ross, Michael, W. Q. Elaine Xun, and Anne E. Wilson. 2002. Language and the bicultural self. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin 28.11.1040-1050. [E-journal article]

    19. Williams, Ashley M. 2005. Fighting words and challenging expectations: language alternation and social roles in a family dispute. Journal of Pragmatics 37.3. 317-328. (Cantonese-English code-switching) [E-journal article]

    20. Zhang, Donghui. 2004. Home language maintenance among second generation Chinese American children. Working Papers in Educational Linguistics 19.2.33-53. (PDF file downloadable at

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    1. Adachi, Ken. 1976. The Enemy That Never Was. A History of the Japanese Canadians. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart Limited.

    2. Alba, Richard D., John Logan, Amy Lutz, and Brian Stults. 2002. Only English by the third generation? Loss and preservation of the mother tongue among the grandchildren of contemporary immigrants. Demography 39.3.467-484.

    3. Cao, Lan and Himilce Novas. 1996. Everything You Needed To Know About Asian-American History. New York and London: Penguin Books.

    4. Cassel, Susie Lan (editor). 2002. The Chinese in America: A History from Gold Mountain to the New Millennium. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

    5. Chan, Marjorie K.M. 1984. The Chinese in North America: A preliminary ethnolinguistic study. The Annals of the Chinese Historical Society of the Pacific Northwest. Number 2. Edited by Paul Buell and Douglas W. Lee. Bellingham: Center for East Asian Studies, University of Western Washington. Pages 232-254.

    6. Chan, Marjorie K.M. and Douglas W. Lee. 1981. Chinatown Chinese: A linguistic and historical re-evaluation. Amerasia Journal 8.1.111-131.

    7. Chen, Jack. 1980. The Chinese of America: From the Beginnings to the Present. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers, Inc.

    8. Cheung, King-Kok and Stan Yogi. 1988. Asian American Literature: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: The Modern Language Association of America.

    9. Choy, Bong Youn. 1979. Koreans in America. Chicago: Nelson-Hall.

    10. Chu, Patricia P. 2000. Assimilating Asians: Gendered Strategies of Authorship in Asian America. Durham and London: Duke University Press.

    11. Chung, Ruth H. Kim, Bryan S. K. Kim, and José M. Abreu. 2004. Asian American Multidimensional Acculturation Scale: Development, factor analysis, reliability, and validity. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology 10.1.66-80.

    12. Detzner, Daniel F. 2004. Elder Voices: Southeast Asian Families in the United States. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

    13. Eckert, Penelope and Sally McConnell-Ginet. 1999. New generalizations and explanations in language and gender research. Language in Society 28.2.185-201.

    14. Feliciano, Cynthia. 2001. The benefits of biculturalism: Exposure to immigrant culture and dropping out of school among Asian and Latino youths. Social Science Quarterly 82.4.865-879. [E-journal article]

    15. Fishman, Joshua A. 1989. Language and Ethnicity in Minority Sociolinguistic Perspective. Clevedon, Avon, England; Philadelphia: Multilingual Matters, Ltd.

    16. Fishman, Joshua A. (editor). 1999. Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press.

    17. Fong, Timothy P. 1998. The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

    18. Foster, Jenny Ryun, Frank Stewart, and Heinz Insu Fenkl (editors). 2003. Century of the Tiger: One Hundred Years of Korean Culture in America, 1903-2003. Honolulu: Ma-noa Journal, Centennial Committee of Korean Immigration to the United States, and University of Hawai'i Press.

    19. Foster, Susan and Waithera Kinuthia. 2003. Deaf persons of Asian American, Hispanic American, and African American backgrounds: A study of intraindividual diversity and identity. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education 8.3.271-290.

    20. Glick, Clarence E. 1980. Sojourners and Settlers: Chinese Migrants in Hawaii. Honolulu: Hawaii Chinese History Center and The University Press of Hawaii.

    21. Hagedorn, Jesica (editor). 1993. Charlie Chan Is Dead: An Anthology of Contemporary Asian American Fiction.

    22. Hieu, Nguyen-Trung (compiler and editor). 1998. Asian Americans 2002: Education, Economy & Ethnicity. Chicago: Asian American Coalition of Chicago.

    23. Hoffmann, Charlotte. 1991. An Introduction to Bilingualism. London and New York: Longman.

    24. Hong, Maria (editor). 1993. Growing Up Asian American. New York: Avon Books.

    25. Jia, Gisela and Doris Aaronson. 2003. A longitudinal study of Chinese children and adolescents learning English in the United States. Applied Psycholinguistics 24.1.131-161. [E-journal article]

    26. Kang, M. Agnes. 2004. Constructing ethnic identity through discourse: Self-categorization among Korean American camp counselors. Pragmatics 14.2/3:217-33.

    27. Kibria, Nazli. 2002. Becoming Asian American: Second-Generation Chinese and Korean American Identities. Baltimore and London: The Johns Hopkins University Press.

    28. Kim, Hyung-chan, and Wayne Patterson. 1974. The Koreans in America, 1882-1974: A Chronology & Fact Book. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications.

    29. Kitana, Harry H. L. 1976. Japanese Americans: The Evolution of a Subculture. Second edition. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, Inc.

    30. Kondo, Kimi. 1997. Social-psychological factors affecting language maintenance: Interviews with Shin Nisei university students in Hawaii Linguistics and Education 9.4.369-408. [E-journal article]

    31. Krashen, Stephen D. 1996. Under Attack: The Case Against Bilingual Education. Culver City, CA: Language Education Associates.

    32. Lai, Him Mark. 2004. Becoming Chinese American: A History of Communities and Institutions. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

    33. Lai, Him Mark, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung. 1980. Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940. Seattle and London: University of Washington Press.

    34. Lee, Joann Faung Jean. 1991. Asian Americans: Oral Histories of First to Fourth Generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam and Cambodia. New York: The New Press.

    35. Lee, Robert G. 1999. Orientals: Asian Americans in Popular Culture. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    36. Li, Wei (editor). 2000. The Bilingual Reader. London and New York: Routledge.

    37. Light, Ivan H. 1972. Ethnic Enterprise in America: Business and Welfare Among Chinese, Japanese, and Blacks. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press.

    38. Liu, Eric. 1998. The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker. New York: Vintage Books.

    39. Louie, Andrea. 2003. When you are related to the "Other": (Re)locating the Chinese homeland in Asian American politics through cultural tourism. positions: east asia cultures critique 11.3.735-763. [E-journal article]

    40. Lyman, Stanford M. 1974. Chinese Americans. New York: Random House, Inc.

    41. Ma, Sheng-mei. 2000. The Deathly Embrace: Orientalism and Asian American Identity. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    42. Manalansan, Martin F. (editor). 2000. Cultural Compass: Ethnographic Explorations of Asian America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    43. Mendoza, S. Lily. 2004. Pahiwatig: The role of "ambiguity" in Filipino American communication patterns. In: Communicating Ethnic and Cultural Identity, edited by Mary Fong and Rueyling Chuang. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. Pages 151-164. [E-Reserve]

    44. Min, Pyong Gap (editor). 2002. The Second Generation: Ethnic Identity among Asian Americans. Walnut Creek, CA: AltaMira Press.

    45. Min, Pyong Gap and Rose Kim (editors). 1999. Struggle for Ethnic Identity: Narratives by Asian American Professionals. Walnut Creek, CA: Alta Press.

    46. Morton, James. 1973. In the Sea of Sterile Mountains: The Chinese in British Columbia. Vancouver, BC: J.J. Douglas Ltd.

    47. Nakanishi, Don T. and Tina Yamano Nishida (editors). 1995. The Asian American Educational Experience: A Source Book for Teachers and Students. New York and London: Routledge.

    48. Nam, Vickie. 2001. Yell-Oh Girls! New York: HarperCollins Publishers, Inc.

    49. Ng, Wing Chung. 1999. The Chinese in Vancouver, 1945-80: The Pursuit of Identity and Power. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

    50. Nishimura, Miwa. 1995. Varietal conditioning in Japanese/English codes-switching. Language Sciences 17.2:123-145.

    51. Nishimura, Miwa. 1997. Japanese/English Code-switching: Syntax and Pragmatics. [=Berkeley Insights in Linguistics and Semiotics, 24.] New York: Peter Lang.

    52. Okihiro, Gary Y. 2001. The Columbia Guide to Asian American History. New York: Columbia University Press.

    53. Palumbo-Liu, David. 1999. Asian / American: Historical Crossings of a Racial Frontier. Stanford: Stanford University Press.

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    55. Phinney, Jean S., Irma Romero, Monica Nava, and Dan Huang. 2001. The role of language, parents, and peers in ethnic identity among adolescents in immigrant families. Journal of Youth and Adolescence 30.2.135-153.

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    68. Wu, Jean and Min Song. 2000. Asian American Studies: A Reader. New Brunswick, NJ, and London: Rutgers University Press.

    69. Yin, Xiao-huang. 2000. Chinese American Literature since the 1850s. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press.

    70. Yoon, Keumsil Kim. 1996. A case study of fluent Korean-English bilingual speakers: Group membership and code choices. Journal of Pragmatics 25.3.395-407.

    71. Zia, Helen. 2000. Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of An American People. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

    72. Zhou, Min and James V. Gatewood (editors). 2000. Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader. New York and London: New York University Press.

      (more to be added)

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    1. Online Resources on Asian Americans
      1. Asian American Studies (AAS) Program at The Ohio State University
      2. Some Time Lines
      3. Asian American History (U. of Minnesota)
      4. Resources for Asian American Studies (Duke U.)
      5. Asian American Net: Asian Organizations (part of AsianAmerican.Net)
      6. Japanese American Exhibit and Access Project (U. of Washington)
      7. The Korean Americans: A Century of Experience (Smithsonian Institution)
      8. Resources -- Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS)
      9. South-Asian American Link (U. of Texas)
      10. Southeast Asian Archive (U.C. Irvine)
      11. Asian-Canadian   (

    2. Online Library Resources
      1. Ohio State University Libraries

      2. Language Resources: The Gateway
        Links to dictionaries, encyclopedias, journal abstracts, etc.

      3. OSU Libraries: Chinese Collection -- OSU Libraries: Japanese Collection

      4. OSU Libraries: Library Catalogs
        A full set of online library catalogues accessible to OSU users are listed, with links to OhioLINK (combined catalog of over 50 Ohio university and college libraries, the State Library of Ohio, etc.), Columbus Metropolitan Library, Ohio Public Library Information Network (OPLIN) (includes links to Ohio public libraries), CIC Center for Library Initiatives (search interface to catalogs of 13 major research libraries (Big Ten Libraries plus University of Chicago), RLIN (combined catalog of holdings of hundreds of major research and academic libraries), Library of Congress Catalog (U.S. National Library), CRL (Center for Research Libraries catalog), WorldCat (combined catalog of holdings of thousands of libraries in the US and beyond), LibWeb (Directory of library Web sites from more than 70 countries), etc.

      5. OhioLINK: Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETD) Center
        Web-accessible, full text digital (PDF) files of recently-completed dissertations from OhioLINK institutions: Ohio State University, Miami University, Ohio University, University of Cincinnati, etc.

      6. ProQuest Dissertations & Theses
        Proquest's database contains citations for dissertations and theses done at U.S., Canadian and some foreign institutions. Can preview the first 24 pages of dissertations published since 1997. Free PDFs of all dissertations done since 1997 (OSU has a 1-year trial from March 2006 to Feb 2007).

      7. E-Journals at OSU Libraries and OhioLINK
        OSU Libraries and OhioLINK subscribe to a number of linguistics journals with recent issues digitized and available online in PDF and/or HTML format. To retrieve articles from these e-journals, go to:
        1. OhioLink: Electronic Journal Center. (E-journals include Journal of Asian American Studies, Journal of East Asian Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics, Language, etc.) Alternatively, go via OSU Libraries' E-Journal Titles to search for an electronic journal or to browse alphabetically by title or by subject.

          Note: Unlike Journal of Asian American Studies, the older journal, Amerasia Journal (founded in 1971), is not available as an e-journal; however, one can browse or conduct an online search at the journal's website: Amerasia Journal Index.

          Some sources of e-journals:

        2. Cambridge Journal Online (OSU subscriptions include: Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Journal of Child Language, Journal of Linguistics, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Language in Society, Language Teaching, Language Variation and Change, and Studies in Second Language Acquisition.)

        3. ISTOR (Depository of back issues of journals, including e-journals for Asian studies, such as Harvard Journal of Asiatic Studies (beginning with Volume 1 (1936), Journal of Asian Studies (beginning with Volume 16 (1956) and archived Volumes 1-15 (1941-1956), published under the title, The Far Eastern Quarterly; OSU Columbus only))

    3. Other Research-Related Resources
      1. MLA International Bibliography.
        This is part of OSU Libraries' online index (1963 to present) to journals, books, dictionaries, dissertations, and conference papers on literature, languages, folklore and linguistics.

      2. delivers information from members of the Research Libraries Group (RLG) concerning more than 130 million books for education and research; and it links students back to their campus libraries for the books they select. Founded in 1974, RLG is a nonprofit membership corporation of universities, national libraries, archives, and other memory institutions with remarkable collections for research and learning.

      3. Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA) [WWW (OSU Columbus Only)]

      4. Linguistics and Language Indexes, Abstracts, Bibs, and TOCs (links to resources compiled by U. of Houston Libraries)

      5. Linguistic Abstracts Online (searchable online, from Blackwell Publishers, edited by Terry Langendoen, U. of Arizona; part of Blackwell Publishers' Linguistics Abstracts.

      6. Linguist List: 2006 Tables of Contents (TOC) (for some linguistic journals, and links to back issues as well)

      7. Citation Guides and Stylesheets from Some Journals for Sample Bibliographical References and Citations:
        1. Chicago Manual of Style Citation Guide (from OSU Libraries)
          (Follow the scientific style of citation recommended for natural sciences and social sciences.)
        2. Language (Linguistic Society of America)
        3. Journal of East Asian Linguistics
        4. Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association

      8. On-Line Dissertation Abstracts
        On-line copy of my short piece for the IACL Newsletter, with hot links to websites for abstracts of Ph.D. dissertations (and some M.A. theses).

      9. Marjorie Chan's ChinaLinks (
        . Homepage with Table of Contents to 4 satellite pages and their contents:
        1. ChinaLinks1:   General Resources for Chinese Studies: publishers; Asian studies associations and journals; etc.
        2. ChinaLinks2:   Chinese Language Software & AV Programs: downloadable CJK fonts and decoders, IPA and Pinyin fonts; etc.
        3. ChinaLinks3:   Chinese Language and Linguistics: Chinese dialectology; associations; journals; conferences; etc.
        4. ChinaLinks4:   General Linguistics and Internet Resources: general linguistics associations and journals; general references; linguistic software and tutorials; etc.

      10. MC's Online Bibliographies and Course Syllabi
        1. MC's Online Bibliography for Chinese 580 - An Undergrad Chinese Linguistics Course
          Bibliography contains references in English covering a number of topics. Three topics that are relevant to Week 9 of this course are: (1) Language contact, language planning/reform, and language use; (2) Bilingualism and multilingualism; and (3) Language use in society: sociolinguistic and pragmatic issues.

        2. MC's Chinese Language and Gender On-Line Bibliography
          Some web-accessible articles, online collections of gender-related course syllabi, etc.

        3. MC's Modern Chinese Dialects Bibliography

        4. MC's Courses and Archived Syllabi
          Links to my course syllabi.

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    The photo that serves as the logo on this webpage is a 1960's night scene of Vancouver's Chinatown where I grew up. The photograph is from Paul Yee's (2005) book, Chinatown: An Illustrated History of the Chinese Communities of Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax (Toronto: James Lorimer & Company, Publishers). An easy-to-spot clue that this is a Chinatown scene in North America is the prominent "CHOP SUEY" neon sign above the Chinese restaurant, Bamboo Terrace, as shown in this larger color photograph (thanks to my younger brother, Glen Chan, for scanning the color photo). Note that the same scene in a 1960 black-and-white photograph, which was scanned for an earlier version of this course page, shows a second "chop suey" sign that is partially obscured on the left-hand side of the photo (from Paul Yee's earlier (1988) book, Saltwater City: An Illustrated History of the Chinese in Vancouver, published by Douglas & McIntyre and by the Univeristy of Washington Press).

    The photo to the right, which depicts a puppeteer manipulating her puppet, is from the Photo Gallery of Columbus' Asian Festival, an event held each spring at Franklin Park in Columbus, Ohio.

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