Publication details [#58858]

Leung, Genevieve Y. 2014. Hoisan-wa in jest: Humor, laughter, and the construction of counter-hegemonic affect in contemporary Chinese American language maintenance. Humor 27 (2) : 203–225.
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De Gruyter


This study explores the cultural and linguistic maintenance of Chinese Americans of Hoisan-wa heritage, as they use humor and laughter in talking (in especially home and family related words) about their cultural and linguistic heritage, thus establishing a counter-hegemonic affective stance to repel nested negative ideologies on Hoisan-wa.