• Mother's Tongue Summary
    Summary of "Mother Tongue" In the essay " Mother Tongue," Amy Tan acknowledges the difficulties that exist for a for a child growing up in a family that speaks non-standard or limited English which becomes their family language. She also learned the formal standard English from school and books...
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  • English
    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 country and is learning to comprehend and adjust to...
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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...
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  • How the Way We Speak Changes When We Talk to Different People
    When I was pondering over ‘the power of language’ for my assignment the other day, I stumbled upon 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...
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  • Learning a Language Is Difficult
    future I will speak better English. Also, I really enjoy learning English. I 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...
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  • Mother Tongue
    . As powerful as this connection is to bring people together of the same group it is just as powerful to pull people apart that are not in the same group. Amy Tan writes about the power of language in “Mother Tongue”. Tan’s thesis statement - “I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power...
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  • Mothers Tongue
    .  * Languages Spoken in the US[dead link], National Virtual Translation Center, 2006. * U.S. English Foundation, Official Language Research – United Kingdom * Tan, Amy. “Mother Tongue”. world veiws classic and comtemporary readings.ed. Darren Felty, Ed Macy, Ann McDonald, Jack Trotter, Roger West, Susan Williams. Boston, MA: Person Learning Solutions, 2010 653-659. Print....
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  • immigrant
    only one that regards his family as motivation although her mother is motivating him by stimulating him with poor English which could be regard as negative motivation. However, Amy Tan, the famous writer, gained positive motivation from her mother. She actually wrote a book for her using her mother...
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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
    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...
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  • Native Language in the Classroom
     An Argument for Using Native Language in the Classroom In the essay “Mother Tongue,” Amy Tan describes the limited English skills of her mother, a Chinese immigrant, noting that “my mother had long realized the limitations of her English” **Tan citation here**. Tan goes on to describe how her...
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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...
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  • amy tan
    Najalita Monroe Professor Stromberg English 102 13 September 2013 Struggles Often most African American adolescents are stereotyped because of the way they speak. After reading “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan...
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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...
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  • Mother Tongue
    speak English and move here to the south may have trouble understanding our dialect. What ever the case may be 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...
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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...
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  • Language: Helen Keller, Frederick Douglass , Amy Tan
    little that we can’t even remember how, something that for all of us was always part 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...
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  • Personal Responce to Mother Tounge
    Personal Response to "Mother Tongue" Mother Tongue, the essay written by Amy Tan portrays her views from adolescence to adult hood, coming from an ethnic background and living in the American culture. She states that her mother is often treated poorly or misunderstood due to her inability to...
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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...
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  • English as a Tool
    lack of use may reduce the knowledge. The home is the first school of the child the parents are the first teachers. The mother should be to be a educated family as child spend a lot of time with mother than father. Amy Tan also writes about her mother that, “she thought her mother’s English...
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