Dana Scott Bourgerie

Dana Scott Bourgerie

Department Chair, Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages

3064C JFSB



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Office Hours:
MWF 12:00PM
3064C JFSB

Personal Webpage: http:// bourgerie.byu.edu

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 (http://bourgerie.byu.edu) 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 is an adjunct professor in the Overseas Education College at Nanjing University in China. His research interests are in language variation, sociolinguistics, Chinese dialects (especially Yue), and language acquisition. He is currently doing research on the language of the Chinese diaspora in Southeast Asia and on non-standard varieties of Chinese. He also is 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 currently is editor of the Journal of Chinese as a Second Language.

Sample Publications:

“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)