• Dexcriptive Title
    they grew up in as well as live by. In Amy TansMother Tongue her mother couldn’t speak English very well but could understand it. She felt ashamed of her mother and did not want to accept her for what she is. Soon after a while she began accepting her mother and proud of how far she came with the language...
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  • Finals
    Classification and Division- “Mothers Tongue” by Amy Tan In the story “Mother Tongue,” Amy describes how she changes the way she speaks when she’s with her mother. She and her husband don’t notice when she changes English because they are so used to it. Amy also explains how her mother’s tongue was the one to help...
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  • Mother Tongue
    language is the strongest source of communication, and it can affect us privately and publicly. In Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, she talks about her family’s language. Her family was from china. So Amy talks about her understanding of her mother’s English. She says “I again find myself conscious of the...
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  • How the Way We Speak Changes When We Talk to Different People
    the idea that people change the way they speak based on the people they are with. As we know, this fact was clearly outlined in the essay “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, but it does in fact apply to my life too. I often talk differently with different people and hence I would like to put forward my argument...
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  • power of language
    When reading,” Mother Tongue,” written by Amy Tan, I discovered how Amy’s mother’s broken English, created a duality of different styles of English. Amy would use different speech in her profession then she would with her family and loved...
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  • amy tan
    Mother and Daughter In the story “Rules of the Game” by Amy Tan .Waverley is the main character of the story, she is a smart little girl from Chinatown, San Francisco, a place where a lot of tourist go to visit. She lives with her family in a small...
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  • Mother tongue summery
    Mother Tongue Summery In the essay, “Mother TongueAmy Tan talks about her life growing up in a bilingual household. In the begging Amy Tan talks about how much she has always loved language and the different “Englishes” she grew up with. She goes on to talk about her experience with having a mother...
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  • English as a Tool
    including people’s perceptions of the limited English speaker(1 of handout Mother tongue). In Amy’s Tan’s “ Mother Tongue,” there is the fact that people in department store s, at banks ,and at restaurants did not take her mother seriously who was an emmigrant , did not give her good service ,pretended...
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  • English Response Paper to Mothertounge
    Victoria Cheung “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan is a piece of writing that I feel people can easily relate to and be inspired by. While reading this piece of writing I was able to put myself in Tan’s shoes when she would talk about her mother and it really saddened me by the way people would treat her....
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  • amy tan
    Struggles Often most African American adolescents are stereotyped because of the way they speak. After reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, I realized that many people are judged not only by their looks, but also the way they communicate. I found that I could relate to the article...
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  • English
    teachers do not enjoy teaching. Lewis Laphams "Time Lines" and Amy Tans "Mother Tongue" are two diverse yet similar pieces that point out flaws of Americas educational system. Lapham and Tan express different aspects of Americas schools. Tan shares her frustrations as a student. She comes from another...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Mother Tongue The essay I want to write on is Mother Tongue, which is written by Amy Tan. This article recalls me some adversities when the first few days I came to the United States. Amy is an ethnic Chinese writer who was born and living in United States. She was faced with language problem during...
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  • The Importance of My Language...Amy Tan's Mother Tongue
    Based on Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” it is evident that language has an affect on our lives. Language defines the type of person I am generally and it has had an affect on my choices as well as my lifestyle. Depending on my friends, family, and others I talk to my choice on language tends to vary. My decisions...
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  • Cricket Tounge
    Cricket Tongue Mother tongue by Amy Tan begins by explaining herself as a writer. How she feel in love with the English language, how it has had in impact with all her emotions, the way she thinks, and the way she sees things. Not to long ago she recently discovered of the variations of English’s...
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  • Mothers Tongue
    Mothers Tongue Amy Tans "Mother Tongue" is a look into the way some people, look to language as a way as a sign of how educated you are. According to Amy she did not realize how we use different languages or different tones when we are engaging in conversation with others. When you are talking...
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  • immigrant
    all-American-girl who belongs to western culture. Nevertheless, Tan, the second author who has a similar background as Wong, chose another way to deal with this problem. She grew up with multiple Englishes, including her mother’s “broken” English. It did make Tan feel embarrassed at first. Sooner this became Tan’s...
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  • Learning a Language Is Difficult
    read essays from Amy Tan who is the author of “Mother Tongue” and Chang-Rate Lee who wrote “Mute in English-Only World.” They both did a great job on describing and giving the examples and I understand that learning a new language is difficult. Amy Tan, writer of "Mother Tongue," is from a Chinese...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Mother Tongue Not all people who speak the English language speak it the same way. A language can be subdivided into any number of dialects which each vary in some way from the parent English language. “Mother Tongue,” an article based on the power of language; without standard language skills, one...
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  • Mother Response
    Different Influences on Language Development “Mother TongueAmy Tan shares her personal opinions on the English language. She discusses the different forms of English that she uses in her daily life. She gives the reader a number of examples to claim that her mother’s language is limited and broken...
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  • Language: Helen Keller, Frederick Douglass , Amy Tan
    of our lives. Helen Keller with her need of language to give sense to life, Frederick Douglass with his ways of learning and Amy Tan with the importance of the “Mother Tongue” language, convey to us a totally different view of how language changes, develops and gives meaning to our lives. For Helen...
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