"Summary Of Mother Tongue" Essays and Research Papers

  • Summary Of Mother Tongue

    implementation of the Mother Tongue Based- Multilingual Education in the Philippines Paul Julian Santiago Osaka University pauljuliansantiago@gmail.com I. Overview: From Bilingual Education Policy to MLE The Philippines saw a big change this year when the Republic Act 10533, also known as the “Enhanced Basic Education Act of 2013, was signed into law by President Benigno Aquino III last May 15. One of the salient features of this law is the use of the mother tongue (MT) as the language...

    Corazon Aquino, First language, French language 1752  Words | 7  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    Mother Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education in Philippine Schools Mar 8, 2012 by braincontour Scenario: A Waray-speaking couple from Samar decided to relocate in Cebu for job opportunities. Tagging along with them is their first-grader girl. Deficient of finances, they decided to enroll the kid in a public school. It so happened that the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) has introduced the Mother Tongue-Based Multi-Lingual Education (MTB-MLE) program. This is a program that uses your...

    First language, French language, Home language 1399  Words | 4  Pages

  • This is a summary for Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue".

    Summary for Amy Tan's "Mother Tongue" The essay is chiefly about the writer's own rumination and judgment about how "broken English" compared to Standard English. Moreover it came to her sense that language not only "authorizes" individuals to participate as members of a designated community, it is also a essential key in enabling individuals to establish and define the dimensions of their identity. Though a lover of language and an erudite lover of language she is, she has never recognized this...

    English language, Second language, United Kingdom 773  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 experience of limitation, intimation, and the family talk that she had in her life. She feels bad for having a limitations, because she was Asian-American. Her mother speaks broken...

    Second language, United Kingdom 435  Words | 3  Pages

  • mother tongue

    Soe Tun English 103 Professor: Lucero Date: 10/17/2014 Mother Tongue For many people, language is not recognized as a form of communication, but as a barrier that limit them to connect with the world. This is a very common problem for people who immigrated to United State from other countries and who grew up under nonnative English-speaking family as a first-generation Asian American. In the article “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, she tells her personal story of how she overcomes her own language obstacles...

    Communication, English language, Family 1246  Words | 5  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    language (Bahasa Melayu) through abbreviation, newly created words, code-switching, code-mixing, and emoticons or symbols in their SMS. Still some others find that SMS has opened up new opportunities for our national language to survive and some mother tongue languages to be revived as they are able to romanize their languages in their SMS. YOUR TASKS 1. Carry out a literature review on the use of SMS in Malaysia as well in foreign countries. Look for a minimum of 5 articles, offline and/or online...

    Abbreviation, Corruption, First language 917  Words | 4  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    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 story of the English she speaks, and how much the people you are around can change the way you converse. Born in the United States to immigrant parents from China, Amy Tan failed her mother’s expectations that she...

    Amy Tan, English language, French language 797  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 that easiness is an essence of her writing? She suggests answers to this question by her essay. In her essay, Amy Tan effectively convinces her readers that “broken English” is not an inferior language, but just...

    Amy Tan, Anecdote, Asian American 1199  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    Essays #1: Rough Draft Language & Power in “Mother Tongue A higher level of sophistication and articulation in one’s speech portrays one as a very well educated person. Such a person’s "language" makes them an admirable individual that can lead people and hold power with ease. In the article “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasizes the idea that we all speak different languages unconsciously and...

    Amy Tan, English-language films, Power 936  Words | 3  Pages

  • mother tongue

    Peiwen Su Professor Ibrahim English 107 October 5, 2014 Mother Tongue Amy Tan uses her mother’s experiences as a sample to represent a type of new immigrants who is always disrespected by locals and have troubles in dealing a lot of things; the reason why this happens is because they cannot speak English well. However, from Tan’s perspective, although non-native speakers should also improve their English if they want to fit in to different cultures, native speaker...

    English language, Foreign language, Language acquisition 1275  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 her life. In this essay, Amy Tan talks about her mother’s broken grammar and the dialogue in English without grammar between her mother and her. But when Amy talks with other people, gives a speech,...

    Essay, Foreign language, Language 1009  Words | 3  Pages

  • mother tongue

    The Benefit of English After I read “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan, “The Myth of the Latin Woman: I Just Met a Girl Named Maria” by Judith Ortiz Cofer, and “Two Ways to Belong in America” by Bharati Mukherjee, I understand that the familiarity with the English language affect the authors a lot. All of those three writers share the same attitude that learning English can affect people’s lives. I totally agree with these three writer’s opinions that English can affect people and I think people who live...

    Dialect, England, English language 1327  Words | 5  Pages

  • Language: Linguistics and Mother Tongue

    Books for mother tongue education In 1999, UNESCO decided to launch an International Mother Language Day (IMLD) to be observed throughout the world each year on 21 February. This celebration is designed to promote linguistic diversity and multilingual education, to highlight greater awareness of the importance of mother tongue education. Multilingualism is a source of strength and opportunity for humanity. It embodies our cultural diversity and encourages the exchange of views, the renewal...

    Education, First language, International Mother Language Day 746  Words | 3  Pages

  • advantages of mother tongue

    Disadvantages of using the mother tongue However, it is just this kind of tendency that could lead to the development of an excessive dependency on the students’ mother tongue (Harbord, 1992) by both teachers and students. Consequently, students lose confidence in their ability to communicate in English: They may feel that the only way they would understand anything the teacher says is when it has been translated, or they use their mother tongue even when they are perfectly capable of expressing...

    England, English language, French language 762  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue Essay

    Shukree Abdul-Rashed English 101 Mrs. Rabe September 5, 2012 Mother TongueMother Tongue by Amy Tan is an essay discussing how English-speakers inaccurately associate language with not only words/vocabulary but also educational stature.  “ ‘Mother Tongue’ shows us that rather than becoming accustomed to English, we should recognize and embrace our ‘mother tongue.’ The language we use is so powerful it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or simple truth.” Amy Tan indicated...

    Amy Tan, Emotion, Essay 922  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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 19th century. They were followed by Korean and Filipino immigrants who came to work in the sugar cane plantations in Hawaii. Then, the growing numbers of Asian immigrants raise up much faster due to the economic...

    Asian American, Chinese language, English language 858  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue 10 20

    Hofman ENC 1101 18 October 2014 Mother TongueMother Tongue” by Amy Tan explains with strong argument the relationship between literacy and the power of the language. In The USA, it common to find people who live for ten or more years with a “broken” or “fracture” English, even if people can communicate is not enough for the society who treated them as ignorant and do not give them the respect that they deserve. The story is mainly focused of Amy Tan and her mother who has been looked down for not...

    English language, Rhetoric, Second language 1467  Words | 6  Pages

  • Influence of Mother Tongue in English

    A lot of people refer to mother tongue ‘influence’ on English, as mother tongue ‘influenza’ and have a good laugh at others’ expense. Of all the influences, the mother tongue influence is the most difficult to get rid of, or so we believe! In my Verbal Ability sessions, I invariably come across people who carry around an inferiority complex, just because they speak English with a mother tongue influence. When I tell them that I come from a vernacular medium school and couldn’t converse in...

    Dialect, English language, Second language 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • SUMMARY FOR MOTHER TONGUE

    SummaryMother Tongue Amy Tan considers language a thought-provoking and powerful tool. Her mother, an Asian American, speaks “Chinglish" all her life, which exerts a huge impact on Tan’s language ability. Despite all the misunderstanding and limitation of her mother’s language, Tan perceives it as natural, intimate and meaningful. When Tan gave a talk to people about her book, she realized it was the first time she talked to her mother in standard English, which Tan rarely used with her before....

    Asian American, Cognition, Interpersonal relationship 487  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue - Bill Bryson

    -Mother Tongue – The Story of the English Language Around the planet, English is one of the most commonly used languages. Whether it’s in daily life or in translations, it is a universal language. English has been seen around the world for thousands of years, maybe not as the English we know and speak today, but it is an original form of the language. Major historical events occurred which resulted in the change of English, also creating many varieties of the English language, and how it is used...

    American English, Dialect, England 1036  Words | 3  Pages

  • 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,” Amy Tan discusses the many ways in which the language that she was taught affected her life. I can definitely relate to Tan’s essay because I too come from a bilingual home. Like Amy Tan, I have intelligent immigrant...

    English language, German language, Nigeria 441  Words | 2  Pages

  • Amy Tan - Mother Tongue

    English 101 Mother Tongue Amy Tan makes a valid point about the use of different Englishes that are spoken in different places and to certain people. What one says may sometimes vary based on the person, situation, or event as well. How one speaks and what they pick up on happens in the home and other people see them differently based on the way they speak. Different languages become difficult to translate as well because there isn’t always a similar word in the translating language. Many people...

    Amy Tan, Christina Aguilera, English language 1016  Words | 3  Pages

  • MOTHER TONGUE – BASED MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION

    TOPIC: MOTHER TONGUE – BASED MULTILINGUAL EDUCATION THESIS STATEMENT With all the students having a difficulty in coping with their lessons, Mother tongue-based multilingual education may be helpful or not in solving this problem. OUTLINE I. Introduction II. Purpose of Mother Tongue-based Education A. Reasons why the Mother Tongue should be used in primary schools B. Points and ideas about Mother Tongue-based Education III. Target learners of Mother Tongue-based Education IV. Effects of...

    Education, First language, French language 2419  Words | 7  Pages

  • MTB Mother Tongue Based Ed

    include them in syllabi. Mother tongue and students’ academic performance in English language among secondary school students Olanipekun, Shola Sunday1, Atteh, Deborah2, Zaku, James Andokari3, Sarki, Philip Ereson4 gender disparity in language studies and majorly, the effect and relation between mother tongue and students’ academic peformance in English language. Mother Tongue, Students’ Academic Performance, English and Yoruba Language It was discovered that mother tongue had no effect on academic...

    Education, English language, French language 1261  Words | 8  Pages

  • What are some disadvantages of the mother tongue?

    What are some disadvantages of the mother tongue? This is our 1st language but English is becoming dominant as a global language.The other language may be important for thoir culture & values.English can be used as a language in any part of the world.It is like a universal language. It is the language of science world-wide. English speaking countries have always been at the forefront of science and technology. Air-traffic control and pilots use English wherever and whatever country they fly...

    Education, English language, First language 1024  Words | 3  Pages

  • MOTHER TONGUE EDUCATION

    Mercator International Symposium: Europe 2004: A new framework for all languages? The right to mother tongue medium education-the hot potato in human rights instruments Address by Dr. Tove Skutnabb-Kangas in Opening Plenary "As long as we have the language, we have the culture. As long as we have the culture, we can hold on to the land." ------------------------(pg. 1) In an article called "Justice for sale. International law favours market values", Mireille DelmasMarty (2003) discusses the...

    Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Culture, European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages 1067  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue by Amy Tan

    Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan I am not a scholar of English or literature. I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved language. I am fascinated by language in daily life. I spend a great deal of my time thinking about the power of language -- the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth. Language is the...

    British Isles, Commonwealth of Nations, England 2566  Words | 7  Pages

  • Hero and Mother Tongue Lessons

    bullied by my peers. Those immature remarks led out loosely caused an abysmal scar within. This gave me the impression that I was inferior. When I turned eleven, the lessons being taught were a code that could not be deciphered. Especially during Mother Tongue lessons, each character that was taught took me seasons to basically know what it meant. Subjacency and uncertainty was what I thought my life was and will be. Then came this day that was out to change my life forever. It was 20 October 2008...

    Hero, Liver 1069  Words | 3  Pages

  • Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    After reading Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, I realized how many different “Englishes” I have spoken or used, as well as how many I have heard in my life-particularly while in the military. For example, how I speak with authority figures versus friends, and how I speak with my daughter as opposed to “educated” adults. Although the English I speak with friends and coworkers is often filled with slang and swear words, I would never speak like that in many other settings. One of those times is, when...

    American English, British English, Dialect 1053  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Effectivity of Using Mother Tongue in Teaching

    Issues on Mother Tongue as a medium of Instruction These changes in curricular content and focus emanate from the bill’s intention to do away with the bilingual policy and to affirm mother tongue-based multilingual education (MTB-MLE). The bill provides that for kindergarten and from Grades 1-3, the regional or native language of the learners shall be used for instruction, teaching materials and testing. From Grades 4-6, there shall be a language transition plan so that Filipino and English are...

    American Sign Language, Deaf culture, First language 1198  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue Based Education

    Dedicated To Almighty Allah who has blessed me with such opportunities as I may be able to stand among the scholars. TABLE OF CONTENTS ACKNOWLEDGEMENT……………………………………....………………..…….1 SUMMARY……………………………………….……………………………..……..3 CHAPTER-1 INTRODUCTION………………………………………….…………….5 CHAPTER-2 LITERATURE REVIEW 2.1 Education…………………………………………………………………....…….9 2.1.1Education in Pakistan…………………………………..……………………..14 2.1.2 Primary...

    Applied linguistics, Linguistics, Medium of instruction 518  Words | 7  Pages

  • 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 correlate with her with respect to coming from non English background but it has not hindered my quest to learn English language. Body: I. About Amy Tan’s essay – “Mother Tongue” In Amy Tan's essay - "Mother Tongue"...

    Dialect, Second language 641  Words | 2  Pages

  • “the Importance of Mother Tongue-Based Schooling for Educational Quality”

    “The Importance of Mother Tongue-Based Schooling for Educational Quality” SOURCE: Commissioned study for EFA Global Monitoring Report 2005 Carol Benson, Ph.D. Centre for Research on Bilingualism Stockholm University 14 April 2004 Part A: Overview While there are many factors involved in delivering quality basic education, language is clearly the key to communication and understanding in the classroom. Many developing countries are characterized by individual as well as societal multilingualism...

    Education, First language, Language acquisition 1967  Words | 7  Pages

  • [the Importance of the Mother Tongue on Learning Second Language]

    [THE IMPORTANCE OF THE MOTHER TONGUE ON LEARNİNG SECOND LANGUAGE] -THE MOTHER TONGUE AS A VİTAL POINT- The language is the most important tool in human life to survive.We use language in order to inform the people around us of what we feel, what we desire, and understand the world around us. We communicate effectively with our words, gestures, and tone of voice in a multitude of situation. Not only is it a means of communicating thoughts and ideas, but it...

    Culture, First language, Foreign language 1177  Words | 4  Pages

  • 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 an individual into a particular system of linguistic perception of the world and participation in the centuries old history of linguistic production. As a student my big perception of this is it’s a big...

    Grammar, Language, Language acquisition 539  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    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 shaping our identity. The narrative “Mother Tongue” depicts the variations of the English language, and the nature of talk. Amy Tan also shares the story of her mother’s “broken” English and how this limited her perception of hers mother’s communication with others. Language can be developed both...

    English language, Second language, United Kingdom 633  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    SIGNIFICANCE OF MOTHER TONGUE It I through that language that we develop our thoughts, shape our experience, explore our customs, structure our community, construct our laws, articulate our values and give expression to our hopes and ideas. Mother Tongue is a common language that is freely and comfortably spoken by adult generation both at home and outside to their successor in a community and reflect one’s culture and ethnic backgrounds. They do this by using the language in a way which is characteristic...

    Cultural assimilation, Culture, Linguistics 545  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Mothers Love: Summary

    A mother’s love Nothing comes close to having love that a mother haves for her children. Most women are great mothers to their children. Women that carry their children before they are born and then continue to take care them throughout their childhood and even into adulthood. Moms make sure that their children are safe and happy through their childhood. It is the unconditional love that a mother feels for her children that drives these feelings. It is hard to describe the feeling that a mom has...

    Child, Childhood, Family 1267  Words | 4  Pages

  • English vs. Mother tongue as a medium of instruction

    that research findings are unequivocal, that to achieve greater mastery in English or Filipino, the most effective medium of instruction is in the child's mother tongue that is her first language or the language spoken at home. Studies in country after country bear this out. Teaching in an official school language that is not the mother tongue is a major barrier in the child's learning. In the Philippines, the experiment was conducted in Kalinga, where teachers use Kalinga to teach children...

    Educational years, English language, German language 797  Words | 3  Pages

  • mother tongue

    Rhealyn G. Lim, Rolly L. Daluyen, Zaldy T. Dackias, Ana Leah L. ABSTRACT The study aims to know how the different elementary schools in La Trinidad on the implementation of Mother Tongue Based Multilingual Education Program and if the students perform higher on the assessment after the implementation of Mother Tongue Based-Multi Lingual Education (MTBMLE), compared to the Old Curriculum. The MTBMLE is now on its two years of its implementation. As conceptualized by the Department of Education...

    English language, First language, French language 8065  Words | 30  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    Native. Source. Origin. Protector. These are all words that can be interchanged with the word “mother.” Like anything else all language has an origin. Likewise, language is something that comes from a source but changes, or is raised, over time. Different languages are native to different people and some language is protected over time, whether through books or the human mind. In her work “Mother Tongue,” Amy Tan explores the creation of her language and her mother’s role in it through her literary...

    Asian American, Brain tumor, Cancer 621  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 with friends or close family you would use different dialect or slang, then if you were talking to your boss or teacher. The tone of your voice can also show's that if you are louder this might mean...

    Dialect, England, English language 588  Words | 2  Pages

  • mothers tongue

    Mother Tongue Amy Tan Amy Tan is an Asian writer who grew up in America and had to over come her difficulties with the English language. She grew up with her mother who didn’t speak proper language she spoke “broken” English. During Amy’s childhood the broken English affected her and made her different from the other kids. Tan has faced many difficulties in her life because of her mothers broken English which she grew up with: it has developed her to be the person she is today. When Tan was...

    English language, Second language, United Kingdom 538  Words | 3  Pages

  • Reading Journal For Mother Tongue

    Miesha Smith Ms. Hughes Writing Workshop 11:00 22 February 2015 Reading Journal for “Mother Tongue” The title of this story is “Mother Tongue” From the background information, I learned that Asian American students didn’t do as well on the English & writing part of their standardized test as they did on the math part of the test. The name of the author of this story is Amy Tan. The introductory paragraph of the Amy Tan’s essay prepares you for what you will be reading by explaining to the reader...

    Asian American, Christina Aguilera, Creative writing 376  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    The Importance of Maintaining Mother Tongue Playing an integral part in our society, Canada is known for the multiculturalism that is encouraged within the various types of religions and cultures. Moreover, this has given the citizens of Canada a push for our society to grow as a whole. Canada is a multicultural country in many aspects and with that being said, this also means Canada is populated with a large number of immigrants. This broadens into theories of maintaining first languages to help...

    Canada, English language, First language 663  Words | 2  Pages

  • Controlling the Tongue

    Survey of the New Testament Summer Semester 2010 Bible Summary Paper James 3:1-12 Controlling the Tongue James 3:1-12 Between 40 and 49 A.D. Jesus’ brother James wrote the book of James which is believed to be one of the first if not the very first book in the New Testament to be written. James wrote the book to address the twelve scattered Jewish tribes and “to encourage them to continue to grow in the new Christian faith (got questions.org)”. There is a particular...

    Bible, Christianity, Holy Spirit 1696  Words | 4  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    December 6, 2012 “Mother Tongue” In the short autobiography narrative “Mother Tongue” written by Amy Tan she discusses the reasons why she was passionate on becoming a writer. It is no surprise, that her vision in the work of fiction it is outstanding throughout her struggles with the English language as a Chinese young girl born in an immigrant family. She faced many obstacles of the culture of the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s. However, she never gave up on the dream of being a writer and defeat...

    Amy Tan, English language, Fiction 565  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    specific populations together with a common bond. 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 of language the way it can evoke an emotion, a visual image, a complex idea, or a simple truth”(Tan 633) - sets the tone for the article. I am in agreement with...

    American English, Dialect, English language 814  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    Mother Tongue I think there are two points in Tan’s essay. One main point is that her mother’s language has the power to shape not only Tan’s identity, but also the relationship she has with her mother. Her mother’s language helped shaped the way she saw things, expressed things, and made sense of the world. Though her mother’s English was broken or limited, she had no trouble understanding it, because she grew up with this language and she has adapted her mother’s way expression. She took part...

    Asian American, Dialect, Discrimination 786  Words | 2  Pages

  • amy tan mother tongue

    Worrell In Amy Tans "Mother Tongue" the emphasizes on american english, views on Amy's mothers "Broken English". When speaking from amy's mother tongue she rights using all sorts of different grammatical. When she is addressing an American professional Amy's english is very proper. Amy views her mothers "broken english as normal. Amy knows her mother is not a dumb lady by any means she understands things like the stock market. Amy is frustrate by how society looks down on her mother as if she is not as...

    Education, Education in the United States, English American 327  Words | 2  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    Mother Tongue, by Amy Tan This is a narrative essay because is telling a story, and it is organized chronologically. It means that is organized in the order that they occur. Amy Tan is a writer that describes her relation with her roots, through the language that she learns which is English. She is sharing her story, how she gets to use the language in the way she is, and how affected her imperfect English of her mother. This essay use pathos appeals that refers to appeals based on emotions. For...

    Amy Tan, Blue whale, Chambers of parliament 570  Words | 2  Pages

  • 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 in life, sometimes, are influenced by the language I use and my surroundings. Language has become my way of seeing life in a different perspective. In Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue” she discusses the...

    Affect, Debut albums, Dysfunctional family 898  Words | 3  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    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 English I was using and the English I do use with her” (240). She wants to speak in the way that her mother can understand her, and feel comfortable. It is not that her mother does not understand, but that Amy just wants to use the language her mother knows. When I am around my family...

    Cognition, Dialect, English language 692  Words | 2  Pages

  • Tongue the Tongue

    Karim, saad THE TONGUE THE TONGUE is one of the important parts of your body THE TONGUE is a muscle; the tongue is really made up of many groups of muscles. (They’re the strongest muscles in your body) These muscles run in different directions.  The most flexible part in the tongue is the front part and working a lot, working with the teeth to create different types of words. This part also helps you eat by helping to move food around your mouth while you chew. Your tongue pushes the food...

    Filiform papilla, Fungiform papilla, Gustatory system 641  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Use of Mother Tongue in L2 Classrooms as a Tool of Target Language Acquisition

    The Use of Mother Tongue in L2 Classrooms as a Tool of Target Language Acquisition Iasmine Oliveira Since the last century the discussion about the use of the mother tongue (L1) in Second Language Classroom (L2) has taken place. To use or not to use the L1 in L2 classes, that is the question. This essay will deal with the idea that the systematic use of L1 is a good practice. Although there are arguments against this idea, the benefits are greater than the problems. It will be discussed what...

    First language, French language, Language 793  Words | 3  Pages

  • Amy Tan's Mother Tongue

    can do better job in the second language than their mother language. In the article Amy Tan’s “Mother Tongue”, Amy Tan emphasized her idea that we speak different languages unconsciously and we are categorized by the way we talk. The author talked about her mother who is a Chinese emigrant wanted to provide her daughter a better environment to grow up and spoke “broken” and “limited” English, but anyway, Amy can still communicate with her mother without obstacles. Throughout the story Amy Tan uses...

    Asian American, Dialect, English language 482  Words | 2  Pages

  • A Literary Analysis on “Mother Tongue” By Demetria Martinez

    A Literary Analysis on “Mother Tongue” By Demetria Martinez “His nation chewed him up and spat him out like a pinon shell, and when he emerged from an airplane one late afternoon, I knew I would one day make love with him” (Martinez, 3). And so it starts, the story of a nineteen year old Mexican- American girl named Mary (Maria; as he only chooses to call her), who helps out and eventually falls in love with Jose Luis Alegria, a Salvadoran refugee. Martínez's story of María is told...

    Domestic violence, El Salvador, Love 2498  Words | 7  Pages

  • Mother Tongue

    making individual, whereas the mother depends on the father and obliged to respect his interest and rules. Thus, the mother has less writes and limited authority in the family. Limitation of authority leads the children to undermine and disrespect the mother. The other problem of unequal authority is the daughters in the family could develop inferiority complex against the sons and the daughter’s self-esteem could be affected. Because of the problems above the mother and daughters could be unhappy...

    Daughter, Family, Father 491  Words | 2  Pages

  • Does Your Mother Tongue Shape How You Think?

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