M. Agnes Kang

List of John Benjamins publications for which M. Agnes Kang plays a role.


Medical Communication in the Asia Context

Edited by M. Agnes Kang and Olga Zayts-Spence

Special issue of Journal of Asian Pacific Communication 20:2 (2010) vi, 166 pp.
Subjects Afro-Asiatic languages | Altaic languages | Communication Studies


Focusing on a Hong Kong online discussion involving ‘Jenny’, who was later described as the ‘Kong Girl’ prototype, we demonstrate a method to study gender stereotype as both semiotically and discursively constructed. We trace the perceivable signs in online posts as demeanor indexicals (Goffman… read more
Kang, M. Agnes and Olga Zayts-Spence 2010 Patient participation within a globalised patient population: Interactional difficulties in a prenatal counseling context in Hong KongMedical Communication in the Asia Context, Kang, M. Agnes and Olga Zayts-Spence (eds.), pp. 169–184 | Article
Data from multicultural contexts add more complexity to many findings regarding healthcare practices that have been reported in the literature. For example, patient participation has been reported to contribute to the enhancement of healthcare results (e.g. Candlin, 2006; Thompson, 2008). However,… read more
Zayts-Spence, Olga and M. Agnes Kang 2010 Communication in healthcare settings: Interactional perspectives from AsiaMedical Communication in the Asia Context, Kang, M. Agnes and Olga Zayts-Spence (eds.), pp. 165–168 | Article
Zayts-Spence, Olga and M. Agnes Kang 2010 Information delivery in prenatal genetic counseling: On the role of initial inquiriesMedical Communication in the Asia Context, Kang, M. Agnes and Olga Zayts-Spence (eds.), pp. 243–259 | Article
This paper examines the interactional accomplishment of information delivery in the context of prenatal genetic counselling (PGC) in Hong Kong. We argue that information delivery is structured as a joint activity between the healthcare provider and the patient, and the structure of the talk takes… read more
In this paper, I demonstrate how Korean American camp counselors locally construct ethnic identity through the practice of self-categorization in discourse. Self-categorization, or the identification of oneself in terms of ethnic identity, serves to position counselors in terms of Korean ethnicity… read more