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Dana Bourgerie

Asian and Near Eastern Languages

3064C JFSB
Provo, UT 84602


Office Hours

MWF 12:00PM, By Appointment
3067 JFSB

Commonly Taught Courses

Chinese 325: Structure of the Chinese Language Chinese 326: Survey of Chinese Linguistics Chinese 495: Senior Seminar on Chinese Linguistics


Dana Scott Bourgerie白杰理 ( is a Professor of Chinese in the Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages. He earned his Ph.D in East Asian Languages in 1991 from The Ohio State University. He also taught one year at his Alma Mater before arriving at BYU. He has been a Fulbright Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, a visiting lecturer at City University of Hong Kong, and a visiting professor at Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia. He was also an honorary professor in the Overseas Education College at Nanjing University.

Professor Bourgerie's research interests are in sociolinguistics, Chinese dialects (including Yue and Hakka), and language acquisition. He is currently researching the language of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia and non-standard varieties of Chinese. He is also doing work on the assessment of advanced Chinese learners. Professor Bourgerie is a past president of the Chinese Language Teachers Association and is the founding director of the Chinese Flagship Center at BYU (2002). He is currently the editor of the The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association. He also directs the Chinese as a Second Language and directs the Cambodian Oral History Project. 

Selected Publications:

“Dialects of the Southeast Asian Chinese Diaspora: A Cambodian Case Study.” (2019) In The Landscapes of World Dialectology:  Festschrift in Commemoration of the Retirement of Yŏsu, Prof. Yi Sanggyu, (pp. 447-512). K. Wiwonhoe, Ed.  Seoul: T’aehaksa.

“Education in the Cambodia Chinese Diaspora“ (2017). in Kagan, O., Carreira, M. and Chik, C. H. (eds.). (forthcoming 2017). The Routledge Handbook of Heritage Language Education. New York: Routledge

With Lin QI and Yu LIU(May 2016). Mastering Chinese Through Global Debate. Washington, D.C.  Georgetown University Press.

With Matthew Christensen. (2015). “Chinese for Special Purposes: Individualized Instruction as a Bridge to Overseas Direct Enrollment.” In Developing Professional Levels of Language Proficiency: Theories and Methods, eds. Anthony Brown and Jennifer Bown, 87-103. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

With Carl Falsgraf. “The Language Flagship: Multiple Approaches to Creating Global Professionals.” In U.S.-China Educational Exchange: Perspectives on a Growing Partnership, ed. Shepherd Laughlin, 83-97. New York: Institute of International Education, 2008.

“Expanding the Scope of the Utterance-Final Position: Postposed Modals in Mandarin and Cantonese.” Studies in Cantonese Linguistics. Stephen Matthew, ed. Linguistics Society Hong Kong Series. 1998.

“Acquisition of Modal Particles in Chinese Second Language Learners’ Chinese Language Teachers Association Monograph #2. Scott McGinnis, (ed.). Columbus. Ohio: Foreign Language Publications. 1996.


BA, University of Minnesota (1982)

MA, The Ohio State University (1987)

PhD, The Ohio State University (1991)

Research Interests

Chinese Linguistics and Dialectology, Sociolinguistics and Language Variation, Advanced language pedagogy and assessment.

Teaching Interests

Chinese linguistics, Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese

Honors and Awards

  • James Barker Lectureship, BYU College of Humanities (2017 - 2017)
  • College of Humanities Scheuber and Veinz Professorship, College of Humanities (2010 - 2014)
  • Honorary Professor of Chinese language, Nanjing University Overseas Education College (2009 - 2012)
  • Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, U.S. Department of Education (1988 - 1989)

Administrative Assignments

  • Asian and Near Eastern Languages: Department Chair (2015 - Present)


  • Cantonese Language Association
  • Chinese Language Teachers Assocation

Professional Citizenship

  • Editor, Associate Editor, Chinese as a Second Language | 漢語教學研究—美國中文教師學會學報 | The Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association, USA (2018 - Present)
  • Editorial Review Board Member, Cheng & Tsui Publishing Board, Committee Member (1997 - Present)
  • Officer (specify in Other), Chinese Language Teachers Association (2002 - 2005)
  • Editor, Associate Editor, Journal of the Chinese Language Teachers Association (1996 - 2003)
  • Other, Chinese Language Teachers Association (2001 - 2002)

Courses Taught


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