• Mother Tongue Summary
    From Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, it is evident that language has an effect on our lives. Language defines the type of person I am generally and it has had an effect on my choices as well as my lifestyle. Language has become my way of seeing life in a different perspective. In “Mother Tongue,â...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Language and Culture A good portion of Americans today speak English as their first language. However, what makes us different is that it is rare to find two people that speak the exact same English. This is the argument Amy Tan makes in her story “Mother Tongue.” She shares her personal...
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  • Role of Mother Tongue in Learning English for Specific Purposes
    ESP World, Issue 1 (22), Volume 8, 2009, http://www.esp-world.info ROLE OF MOTHER TONGUE IN LEARNING ENGLISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES Galina Kavaliauskienė Mykolas Romeris University, Vilnius, Lithuania Abstract A revival of interest to using a mother tongue in the English classroom is stipulated...
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  • Read and Respond to: Amy Tan's Mother Tongue
    J.G Ms. D English 301 10/2/13 Mother Approved Amy Tan is a passionate writer of books such as “The Joy Luck Club” and other published works. Now that we have read her text read her text “Mother Tongue”, we learn new things about her as a writer. In my first response to Amy Tan’s...
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  • Mother Tongue
    “Mother Tongue” In the essay, “Mother Tongue,” Amy Tan informs the reader of the language barrier matters that she underwent as an Asian American. Various individuals are looked down upon because of their poor english language skills. Tan shared the experie...
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  • Mother Tongue
    INTRODUCTION “Education is the hope of every person to achieve and succeed in life.” It all starts at home where children’s literacy on language, reading, and writing skills were first learned from their parents and older brothers and sisters. They begin to learn with their first language or...
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  • Mother Tongue: Thesis Paragraph
    Mother Tongue: The Struggles of Communication Communication is arguably the most essential and powerful part of everyday life. Societies ability to run smoothly, efficiently and benefit as many people as possible, hinges greatly on communication and how effectively it is used. We need to communicat...
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  • A Summary of "Mother Tongue"
    In the essay “Mother Tongue”, the author Amy Tan presents the process that she turned the negative impact of her mother’s “limited” English to the positive influence of her writing style. First, Tan introduces herself and her writing. She is a writer who uses all kinds of English that sh...
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  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan Purpose
    Amy Tan's short story, “Mother Tongue” is an admirable tale that discusses the implied meaning of languages and how language is not only a device of communication, but a social tool of measuring an individuals’ worth. Tan’s purpose was to show us how language separates, unites, or isolates t...
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  • Mother Tongue
    MOTHER TONGUE AMY TAN Biography: Amy Tan’s father was born in China, educated in Beijing, and worked for the United States Information Service in Beijing after World War II. In 1947, he immigrated to America. Amy Tan’s mother came to the United States in 1949 shortly before the Communists seiz...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Mother Tongue by Amy Tall Kaé Murray-Francis September 2, 2011 Florida Memorial University Recently, in my College Writing II class, I had the opportunity to read, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. I enjoyed reading the essay so much that I decided to write my own analysis. “Mother Tongue”...
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  • "Mother Tongue" Questions
    1. The title “Mother Tongue” suggests the story is going to be about the author’s first language, but after reading it the title is talking about the simple, easily understood, English most people grow up with. 2. Tan explores 3 subjects. One is the power of language, the second is...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Mother’s tongue – Amy Tan Introduction: I. My background and how it has not hindered my learning English language. I come from a Jewish Italian parent but it has not affected me or my language as I do have perfect English. I compare my experience similar to Amy Tan and I can definitely...
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  • Amy Tan's Messages in "Mother Tongue"
    There are three important messages that we all can understand and learn from in Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue". Firstly, and most importantly, Tan wants to convey the message that words are more than just words and sometimes we must read between them to fully understand their meaning....
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  • Mother Tongue
    moSociety often influences the identity of an individual through different factors, one of which is language. “The power of language can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth” (FYR: 84). Language is used daily in our lives, and therefore plays a significant role in...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Rhetorical Analysis of “Mother Tongue” written by Amy Tan “So easy to read”(p.4). Amy Tan ends her essay, “Mother Tongue” with this short and even grammatically wrong sentence. She tells us this mother’s brief review is a proof of success of her writing. Why does she think t...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Mother tongue means it is the language first learned by a child or one's native language rather a parent language and passed from one generation to the next. It is the language community of the mother tongue, the language spoken in a region, which enables the process of acculturation, the growing of...
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  • Mother Tongue
    Amy Tan "Mother Tongue" Being the son of two Mexican parents with both of them not speaking a word of English only made sense that Spanish become my first tongue. Though I don't have regrets of Spanish my first language, it would have been nice to have experinced a smoother and enjoyable childhoo...
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  • Journal about mother tongue
    Reflection Essay After reading the article “Mother Tongue”, I started interesting in Asian Immigration problem especially Chinese immigrants. The first generations of Chinese and Japanese immigrants were coming to the United States for mining gold, farming and railroad in the early of...
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  • Learning Mother Tongue should be abolished debate notes
    Notes for debate~ Lee Kuan Yew insists that bilingualism is impossible and that English must take precedence over Chinese.  Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew said Mandarin is important but it remains a second language in Singapore. So parents must be realistic in their expectations. Mr Lee...
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