In Speaking Culturally Fern Johnson probes the rich cultural legacies and deep cultural dimensions underlying discourse in the United States. This culturally rich examination of discourse places the changing demographics of the United States in linguistic perspective and draws upon the author’s "language-centered perspective on culture" to illuminate the discourses associated with gender and with African Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Asian Americans. Language is placed in the context of the histories, multiplicities, and cultural themes influencing its users.

Language and Cultural Complexity in Asian American Identities

Language and cultural complexity in asian american identities

In a scene from Gish Jen's novel (1996), Mona in the Promised Land, Mona Chang (the teenage daughter of Chinese immigrants) argues with her mother over the right of a teenage girl to privacy. Mona wants her own ...

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