Summary Of Mother Tongue Essays and Term Papers

  • 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...

      487 Words | 2 Pages   Reason

  • Mother Tongue Summary

    In the article Tan shares how growing up with a mother who speaks very little English has shaped her life. Tan explains how she uses different Englishes when talking with different people. She makes her argument for the power of different Englishes by showing examples from her life and how the different...

      447 Words | 1 Pages  

  • 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 she is familiar...

      277 Words | 1 Pages   Writer

  • Mother Tongue Summary & Response

    In the article "Mother Tongue"Amy Tan shares her personal opinions on the English Language. She discusses the different forms of English that she uses in her daily life. One form of English she grew up with is her mother's broken English which by others is sometimes seen as limited and fractured. ...

      319 Words | 1 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...

      441 Words | 2 Pages   Multilingualism, Language, First language

  • 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...

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  • A Summary of Amy Tan s Mother Tongue

     In “Mother Tongue”, Tan writes about the awareness and discrimination about “broken English” compared to Standard English. In Tans essay she quotes her mothers’ speech to demonstrate her mothers “broken English”, it was a very trivial story but the thing that is worth looking at was her mother's grammar...

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  • A Summary of Amy Tan s Mother Tongue

     In “Mother Tongue”, Tan writes about the awareness and discrimination about “broken English” compared to Standard English. In Tans essay she quotes her mothers’ speech to demonstrate her mothers “broken English”, it was a very trivial story but the thing that is worth looking at was her mother's grammar...

      304 Words | 2 Pages  

  • Mother Tongue

    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...

      633 Words | 2 Pages   First language

  • Mother Tongue

    Raise. 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...

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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...

      1009 Words | 3 Pages   Language education, Education, Teacher, Test (assessment)

  • Mother Tongue

    A Brief History of Alternative Education by Ron Miller Why are there "alternative" schools? Our system of public schooling was first organized in the 1830's to provide a common, culturally unifying educational experience for all children, yet from the very beginning, certain groups of educators...

      1484 Words | 2 Pages   Progressive education, Waldorf education, Amos Bronson Alcott, Education

  • Mother Tongue

    In Mother tongue, Amy writes how her mother who couldn't speak well Standard English was treated unfairly in the foreign land. In this essay, she mentions some stories related to her childhood experiences which were happened to them. "... I had plenty of empirical evidence to support me: the fact that...

      387 Words | 1 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...

      539 Words | 2 Pages   First language, Language

  • Mother Tongue

    1. Summary- The speaker is Amy Tan she is a best-selling author and her popular novels The Joy Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife, and many more. She represents mother-daughter relationships and her heritage. Amy realized that mother was in the room when she was talking about her writing to a group. It...

      392 Words | 1 Pages   SAT Reasoning Test

  • 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...

      786 Words | 2 Pages   Accent (sociolinguistics)

  • Mother tongue

    person or were most be likely to brush aside those individuals In Tan's essay "Mother Tongue" she talks about how her mothers displeasing experiences trying to communicate with other people. She explains how no one takes her mother seriously, for her inability to speak perfect or fluent English. I strongly...

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  • Mother tongue

    103515125 李家均 Call 1: Arturo and Jettrin Host: Good morning, world. This Is Millicent McKay in Brussels with today’s worldwide Cultural Literacy Update. If you’re new to the program, here’s the format: In this studio, three people take your phone calls and answer your questions about etiquette in...

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  • Mother Tongue

    Amy Tan Mother Tongue: In the short story "Mother Tongue" by author Amy Tan, she speaks of her mother's English as "broken English" because her mother came from China and spoke as though she was unintelligent. Growing up Amy knew two languages. When she spoke to her mother she used elementary style...

      283 Words | 1 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...

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