Asia Pacific Studies — Rhetoric and Language
Genevieve  Leung

Genevieve Leung

Assistant Professor

Genevieve Leung has a B.A. in Linguistics from U.C. Berkeley and dual M.A. degrees in Linguistics (TESOL) and Education (Language and Literacy) from U.C. Davis. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania. She has taught high school English in Japan, as well as English writing, effective communication, reading and vocabulary courses at Stanford University. She was the co-instructor of the TESOL Workshop at the University of Pennsylvania, training novice ESL teachers in the fundamentals of TESOL. Genevieve is also very interested in heritage language maintenance, particularly of Chinese Americans of Cantonese and Toisanese/Hoisan-wa language backgrounds.

Courses Offered
  • Academic Discussion Workshop (RHET105)
  • Written Communication 1 - Intensive (RHET110N)
  • Ideologies and Encounters (MAPS690)
  • Language and Social Interaction (COMS360)
Courses Offered
  • Graduate Speaking and Writing Practicum (ESL030/601)
  • Academic Reading and Writing 3 (ESL124)
  • Pronunciation (ESL103)
  • Introduction to Composition Intensive (RHET106N)
  • First Year Seminar – The Chinese in California (ESL195)

Leung, G. (2015). 'Watching televison' or 'Looking at pictures': Chinese American elders encountering historical displacement, orders of indexicality, and linguistic modernities. Journal of Chinese Overseas, 11(3).

Leung, G. (2014). Hoisan-wa in jest: Humor, laughter, and the construction of counter-hegemonic affect in contemporary Chinese American language maintenance. International Journal of Humor Research, 27(2).

Leung, G. (2013). Domain analysis of contemporary Chinese American language use in northern California: Some implications for minoritized Chinese languages in the U.S. Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle, 23(1).

Wu, M.-H., & Leung, G. (2014). Re-envisioning heritage language education: A study of middle schoolers learning Mandarin as their heritage language. Heritage Language Journal, 11(3). 

Wu, M.-H., Lee, K., & Leung, G. (2013). Heritage language education and investment among Asian American middle schoolers: Insights from a charter school. Language and Education.

Leung, G. & Uchikoshi, Y. (2012). Relationships among language ideologies, family language policies, and children's language achievement: A look at Cantonese-English bilinguals in the U.S. Bilingual Research Journal, 35.

Leung, G. (2012). Contemporary Hoisan-wa language maintenance in Northern California: Evidence from fourteen Frog Story narratives. International Multilingual Research Journal, 6.

Leung, G. & Wu, M.-H. (2012). Linguistic landscape and heritage language literacy education: A case study of linguistic rescaling in Philadelphia Chinatown. Written Language and Literacy, 15(1).

Leung, G. & Wu, M.-H. (2012). Critically problematizing the term "Chinese": Implications for diasporic research and language teaching. Journal of Modern Languages, 21.

Leung, G. (2011). Disambiguating the term "Chinese": An analysis of Chinese American surname naming practices. Names: A Journal of Onomastics, 59(4).

Leung, G. & Wu, M.-H. (2011). Being a "professional" LCTL at a "professional" level: A call for the inclusion of multiple Chineses in "Chinese" language pedagogy. Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages, 10.

Leung, G. (2011). Counterhegemonic discourses and shifting language ideologies of Hoisan-wa on the Internet. Journal of Chinese Overseas, 7.

Collaborations with USF students (indicated with an asterisk):

Tan, D.*, & Leung, G. (2013). Review of Paradigm Shift in Language Planning and Policy: Game-Theoretic Solutions, by Ettien Koffi. Current Issues in Language Planning. 

Leung, G., & Yang, Y*. (2013). Review of English Language Education across Greater China, by Anwei Feng (Ed.). World Englishes, 32(3).

Knitter, J.* & Leung, G. (2014). Japanese language schools. In M. Y. Danico & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Asian American Society: An Encyclopedia. Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Awards and Distinctions

Language Learning Small Grant (2015)

University of Western Australia Perth USAsia Centre Scholarship (2014)

Russ Campbell Young Scholar Award in Heritage Language Education (2014)