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ERIC Number: ED519183
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 277
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1240-6116-0
Exploring Biliteracy Developments among Asian Women in Diasporas: The Case of Taiwan
Lee, Yu-Hsiu Hugo
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Indiana University
This study presents a broad overview of diasporic biliteracy developments in immigrant women after examining observation data in one Taiwanese community. Methodologies include a mixture of narrative inquiry with some ethnographic methods. Fifteen Asian women in diaspora, two Burmese, one Cambodian, one Filipino, four Indonesians, three Thai and four Vietnamese, were interviewed and observed in an immigrant community. Results of this study, with a primary focus on five occurrences in the development of diasporic biliteracy, reached the following conclusions. Immigrants are "D.R.I.F.T." ing in the host country experiencing "D"iasporic Continuum of L1 (see Table 5.1), "R"eversal-Biliteracy (see Table 5.2), "I"mbalanced-Biliterate Reliance (see Table 5.3), "F"irst L2 Effects (see Table 5.4), and "T"ransculturation of Irreplaceable Biliteracy (see Table 5.5), central components of diaspora biliteracy developments. Additionally, the diasporic-biliterate diamond (see Figure 3.1) is vital components and inseparably intertwined with "D.R.I.F.T." The diasporic-biliterate diamond includes simultaneousness, successiveness, hindrances, enhancements, struggles, and successes of diasporic biliteracy. Examining diasporic biliteracy from transnational, translocal, and transDiscourse trajectories reveals how they jointly create various categories of sociolinguistic consequences for immigrant women (see Figure 5.1). [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Adult Basic Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan