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Elaine Chun

Associate Professor
University of South Carolina

Office Humanities Office Building 210
Email chune@mailbox.sc.edu
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REFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Chun, Elaine. (To appear 2013). Styles of Pledging allegiance: Negotiating youth citizenships in the United States. Language & Communication. Special issue edited by Jennifer Reynolds & Elaine Chun.

Chun, Elaine. (2011). Reading race beyond black and white. Discourse & Society 22(4), 403-21. Special issue edited by H. Samy Alim & Angela Reyes.

Chun, Elaine (2009). Speaking like Asian immigrants: Intersections of accommodation and mocking at a U.S. high school. Pragmatics 19, 17-38. Special issue edited by Mary Bucholtz & Elena Skapoulli.

Chun, Elaine (2004). Ideologies of legitimate mockery: Margaret Cho's revoicings of mock Asian. Pragmatics 14, 263-289, Special issue edited by Adrienne Lo & Angela Reyes.

Chun, Elaine (2001). The construction of white, black, and Korean American identities through African American Vernacular English. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 11, 52-64. Special issue edited by Mary Bucholtz & Sara Trechter.

Book Chapters

Chun, Elaine & Walters, Keith. (2011). Orienting to Arab Orientalisms: Language, race, and humor in a YouTube video. In Crispin Thurlow & Kristine Mroczek (eds.). Digital Discourse: Language in the New Media, 251-273. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Conference Proceeding Articles

Chun, Elaine (2006). Taking the mike: Performances of everyday identities and ideologies at a U.S. high school. In Er-Xin Lee, Kris M. Markman, Vivian Newdick and Tomoko Sakuma (eds.). SALSA XIII: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Annual Symposium about Language and Society—Austin 39-49. Austin, TX: Department of Linguistics, University of Texas.

Chun, Elaine (2000). Talking about whitey: The construction of Korean American male identities. In Anastasia Coles, Amanda Doran and Nisha Merchant Goss (eds.). SALSA VII: Proceedings of the Seventh Annual Symposium about Language and Society—Austin 15-27. Austin, TX: Department of Linguistics, University of Texas.

Edited Conference Proceedings

Wai Fong Chiang, Elaine Chun, Laura Mahalingappa, and Siri Mehus (eds.) (2004). SALSA XI: Proceedings of the Eleventh Annual Symposium about Language and Society—Austin. Austin, TX: Department of Linguistics, University of Texas.

Edited Special Issues

Reynolds, Jennifer & Chun, Elaine (eds.). (To appear 2013). Special issue: Figuring citizenship: Communicative practices mediating the cultural politics of citizenship and age.Language & Communication.

NONREFEREED PUBLICATIONS

Journal Articles

Reynolds, Jennifer & Chun, Elaine. (To appear 2013). Introduction: Figuring citizenship: Communicative practices mediating the cultural politics of citizenship and age.Language & Communication.

Book Chapters

Chun, Elaine (2009). Ideologies of legitimate mockery: Margaret Cho’s revoicings of mock Asian. In Angela Reyes and Adrienne Lo (eds.). Beyond Yellow English: Towards a Linguistic Anthropology of Asian Pacific America, 261-287. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Dissertation

Chun, Elaine (2007). The Meaning of Mocking: Stylizations of Asians and Preps at a U.S. High School. Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Linguistics, University of Texas at Austin.

PRESENTATIONS

Invited Presentations

The meaning of ching chong: Trajectories of racist words in media. Racing Language. Languaging Race: Symposium on Race, Ethnicity and Language, Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL), May 3, 2012, Stanford, CA. Invited by H. Samy Alim, Arnetha F. Ball & John R. Rickford.

Keynote Address: Translating ching chong: Contexts of meaning and the meaning of context. Eighteenth Annual Symposium About Language and Society—Austin (SALSA), April 16, 2011.

“They’re all real”: Race, gender, and authenticity in Asian American body talk. Language, Interaction, and Social Organization, (LISO), May 28, 2010, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA. Invited by Mary Bucholtz.

Fat of flat: Negotiating race and gender in Asian American discourses about the body. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Language & Asian American Identity Symposium, April 23, 2010, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. Invited by Robert J. Podesva.

“She think she got a booty”: Racialized femininities in Korean American discourses about the body. Symposium on Race and Ethnicity in Language, Interaction, and Culture, Center for Language, Interaction, and Culture (CLIC), February 27, 2009, University of California,  Los Angeles, CA. Invited by H. Samy Alim and Marjorie H. Goodwin.

Sounding like a prep: Mock stylization as social practice. Linguistics Colloquium, University of South Carolina, February 15, 2007, Columbia, SC. 

Sounding like a prep: Mock stylization as social practice at a Texas high school. Linguistics Department Colloquium, University of Texas at Austin, February 5, 2007, Austin, TX. 

Translating ching-chong: The meanings of Mock Asian stylization as public and local practice. Asian American Studies Public Lecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 26, 2007, Urbana, IL. 

The emergence of structure and meaning in mock stylization. Linguistics Department Colloquium, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 25, 2007, Urbana, IL. 

Asian American language practices. “At Home in Academia?” Examining the role of religion, language, and citizenship in shaping American identities. January 29, 2006, Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles, CA. Invited by Sarah Bunin Benor.

Invited Conference Panel Discussant

[Accepted for 2013] Multilingual styling: Constructing and transgressing ‘insider’ and ‘outsider’ identities in multilingual interaction. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Annual Conference 2013. Dallas, TX. Invited by Christina Higgins.

Language, ideology and identity. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 109th Annual Meeting, November 17, 2010, New Orleans, LA. Invited by Rebecca Greene.

Refractions of macro-structure in youthful interaction. Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS) 18, September 3, 2010, Southampton, UK. Invited by Ben Rampton.

Presentations on Invited Conference Panels

With Keith Walters. Stancetaking and invoked audience in a YouTube video of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour. Language in the (New) Media: Technologies and Ideologies, September 6, 2009, University of Washington, Seattle, WA. Invited Session organized by Alexandra Jaffe. [Invited]

Linguistic relationality and the use of negation resources among U.S. youth. New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 37, November 8, 2008, Houston, TX. Invited Session organized by Chris Taylor. [Invited]

Indexical directness and conventionalization in prep stylization at a U.S. high school, Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS) 17, April 3, 2008, Amsterdam, Netherlands. Invited Session organized by Mary Bucholtz. [Invited] 

“Indians came from Asia”: Narratives of ethnicity and place in U.S. youth interaction. Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) 2008, March 15, 2008, Washington, DC. Invited Session organized by Barbara Johnstone. [Invited] 

Conference Presentations

[Accepted for 2013] Learning Korean through parody: Ideologies of language, gender, and sexuality on YouTube. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), 2013, Dallas, TX. Panel organized by Shigeko Okamoto & Ryuko Kubota. [Invited]

Trajectories of racism, language, and Linsanity in U.S. media discourses. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 111th Annual Meeting, November, San Francisco. Panel organized by H. Samy Alim & Angela Reyes. [Invited]

Reading Asian embodiments of blackness on YouTube. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), March 24, 2012, Boston, MA. Panel organized by Anna De Fina & Sabina Perrino. [Invited]

Negotiating citizenship in youth discourses about the pledge to the U.S. flag. International Pragmatics Association (IPra), July 4, 2011. Manchester, UK. Panel organized by Jennifer Reynolds & Elaine Chun.

Race, sexuality, and stance in the redefinition of Asian masculinities on YouTube. Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT), March 12, 2011, Washington, DC. Panel organized by Keith Walters. [Invited]

“I was making lumpia”: Temporalities of stance and the authentication of identity. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 109th Annual Meeting, November 20, 2010, New Orleans, LA. Panel organized by Cala Zubair & Rebecca Damari. [Invited]

“OMG gurl u beautiful!”: Race, gender, and beauty in Asian American makeup tutorials. Sixth International Gender and Language Association Conference (IGALA 6). September 18, 2010, Tokyo, Japan. Panel organized by Chiho Sunakawa. [Invited]

With Robert Podesva. Voice Quality and indeterminacies of social meaning in constructed dialogue. Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS) 18, September 2, 2010, Southampton, UK.

Black kids who try to act white”: Reading racial inauthenticity. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 108th Annual Meeting, December 4, 2009, Philadelphia, PA. Panel organized by Elaine Chun, Adrienne Lo & Angela Reyes.

Beauty and the Asian body: Discursive acts of race, gender, and sexuality. International Conference of Asian Studies (ICAS), August 2009, Daejun, South Korea. Panel organized by Chiho Sunakawa Inoue & Wai Fong Chiang. [Invited]

Intersections of play, quotation, and stylization in prep and Asian mocking. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 107th Annual Meeting, November 20, 2008, San Francisco, CA. Panel organized by Elaine Chun & Chantal Tetreault.

Transformations of linguistic form in stylized mocking performance. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 106th Annual Meeting, December 2, 2007, Washington, DC. Panel organized by Jung-Eun Janie Lee. [Invited] 

Oh my god! Stereotypical words at the intersection of sound, practice, and social meaning. New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 36, October 13, 2007, Philadelphia, PA. 

With Robert Podesva. On indeterminacy in the social meaning of variation. New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 36, October 13, 2007, Philadelphia, PA. 

With Robert Podesva. On indeterminacy in the social meaning of variation. UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC) 6, September 13, 2007, Lancaster, United Kingdom.

Linguistic performances of racial authenticity by a multiracial Filipino American. April 4-8, 2007, 2007 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference, New York City, NY. Panel organized by Adrienne Lo & Angela Reyes. [Invited]

The emergence of style in Mock Asian stylization. Linguistic Society of America (LSA), January 6, 2007, Anaheim, CA.

Speaking like Asian immigrants: The ideological intersections of accommodation and mocking. American Anthropological Association (AAA) 105th Annual Meeting, November 19, 2006, San Jose, CA.

Talking preppy: Indeterminacies of style, structure and social meaning. New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 35, November 12, 2006, Columbus, OH.

The meanings of Mock Asian in a Texas high school. Race, Ethnicity and Place Conference III, November 2, 2006, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX. Panel organized by Augustine Agwuele. [Invited]

Going back to Asia: Ideologies of language, time, place, and race in the construction of Asian American immigrant identities. American Anthropological Association 104th Annual Meeting, November 30, 2005, Washington, DC. Panel organized by Elaine Chun, Er-Xin Lee & Chiho Sunakawa

Constructing Korean American femininity through an AAVE-influenced youth style. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 34, October 21, 2005. New York City, NY.

The meanings of mock language in Asian American youth interactions. UT Linguistic Circle, September 23, 2005, Austin, TX.

Quoting white girls: Interactional and ideological meanings of a mock feminine style among US youth. The 14th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA), July 24-29, 2005, Madison, WI. Panel organized by Angela Reyes & Elaine Chun.

Taking the mike: Performances of everyday identities and ideologies at a U.S. high school. Thirteenth Annual Symposium about Language and Society—Austin (SALSA), April 15, 2005, Austin, TX.

Constructing Korean masculinities through an American slang style. Society for Linguistic Anthropology (SLA) Mini-Conference, November 19, 2004, Berkeley, CA.

Negotiating the use of kinship terms among Korean American youths. NWAV 33, October 1, 2004, Ann Arbor, MI.

Bimbos, gay guys, and dumb jocks: Humor and ideology in Margaret Cho’s gendered crossing practices. AAA 102nd Annual Meeting, November 19, 2003, Chicago, IL.

Styling the self: Margaret Cho’s (de)construction of identities through Mock Asian. AAA 101st Annual Meeting, November 20, 2002, New Orleans, LA.

When Asians mock Asians: Authenticity, legitimacy, and community membership. NWAV 31, October 11, 2002, Stanford, CA.

Naming and being named: Identity construction through talk about Korean American naming practices. 2002 Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) Conference, April 25, 2002, Salt Lake City, UT.

Defining Asian American femininity through reported speech, Eighth Annual Student Conference: Emerging Scholarship in Women’s and Gender Studies, February 15, 2001, Austin, TX.

Talking about whitey: The construction of Korean American male identities, Seventh Annual SALSA, April 9, 1999, Austin, TX.


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