ERIC Number: ED119269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Identity, Dissonance and Bilingualism: Communication Problems of Asian American Assimilation.
Ogawa, Dennis M.
A study of Asian American communication depends upon an appreciation of the diversity of identity perceptions, the potential for cultural dissonance, and the linguistic difficulties of Asian immigrants. The variations and multiplicities found among Asian Americans in cultural background, settlement patterns, and cultural adaptions of different generations are necessary determinants of interethnic racial discord and jealousies rather than harmonious dialogue and cultural interchange. The recent trend toward recognizing bilingual education as both facilitating intercultural contact and enhancing communicative skills and techniques promises a more realistic cultural pluralism. (JM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (61st, Houston, Texas, December 27-30, 1975)