Dana Scott Bourgerie

Dana Scott Bourgerie

Department Chair, Asian & Near Eastern Languages, Professor, Asian & Near Eastern Languages

3064C JFSB



Curriculum Vitae

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Office Hours
MWF 12:00PM, By Appointment
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 and chair of 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: Chinese as a Second Language.

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.

(1998) “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.

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


BA, University of Minnesota (1982)

MA, The Ohio State University (1987)

PhD, The Ohio State University (1991)