Questions for Discussion 1. One way to read Richard Rodriguez’s essay is as a discussion of two discrete educational philosophies. What are they? The two discrete educational philosophies are bilingual education and teaching a second language. 2. What does Rodriguez mean when he says, “[I]n a way, it didn’t matter very much that my parents could not speak English with ease…. And yet, in another way, it mattered very much” (para.15)? I think when Rodriguez’s said it didn’t matter to him he meant socially because his parents didn’t speak English that great but they were able to speak it to the attend of people understanding them and getting things done. It mattered to Rodriguez a lot emotionally because when you are young you look up to your parents to protect you and guide you and since they didn’t understand English that great it was hard for them to guide Rodriguez and it made him doubt his parents. 3. What does Rodriguez mean by calling Spanish a “private language” (para.17)? Even if you do not speak more than one language, does your family have what you would characterize as a “private language”? I believe that Rodriguez “private language” is Spanish to him. Rodriguez growing up in Sacramento led him to be an outsider because of the language English. However, at home his whole family spoke Spanish so Rodriguez being at home was being on a private getaway. As for my family, we all do speak English but we add a twist to the way we talk with nicknames and sayings that no one would understand but my family because it’s our “private language”. 4. Rodriguez admits, “Matching the silence I started hearing in public was a new quiet at home” (para.38). Later he says, “The silence at home, however, was finally more than a literal silence” (para.41). Does he convince you that this change in family relationships is worthwhile in terms of his “dramatic Americanization” (para.37)? Rodriguez did convince me that his change in family relations is
many students who come to this country speaking languages other than English. The ethnic and linguistic diversity in the United States is what makes this nation different from any other country in the world, and the ethnic population of the United States has been growing at a rapid rate. However, with so many different cultures and languages coexisting in this nation, there has been constant debate about whether or not languages other than English should be honored and maintained in the American….
What’s the point of speaking perfect English languages in the United States? Many people may wonder why we have to spend so much time to learn how to speak perfect languages. Here’s the reason why. Language skill is one of the most powerful instruments for people to become useful members in the society because we used language to communicate with other people in our daily lives. Languages is how one communicates, expresses oneself, and a whole bunch of other very important things. Not only is it….
Richard Rodriguez. In this autobiography the story of the conflicts the “scholarship boy” had with his school life and home life. As he continued his education into a Graduate degree, he starts not thinking too highly of the education his parents have. He started to feel embarrassed by his parents because they didn’t have much education. Rodriguez then started to distance himself from his family and pursued his educational goals. To him his education was more important than his family. Rodriguez does….
1919:’We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language, for we intend to see that the crucible turns out people as Americans and now as dwellers in a polyglot boarding-house’ (Daniels,8). The question that has been around for hundreds of years: “Should English be declared the official language of the United States?” is still the controversy – refighting the same old sociolinguistic issue of the 1970s. Yes, English should be the sole language of the US, because of increased….
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Course: Language Variation & Stylistics (5665) Level: MA TEFL
Semester: Spring, 2012 Total Marks: 100 Pass Marks: 40
ASSIGNMENT No. 1
English Language and its role in Economic Prosperity
English is known as the universal language. English can be at least understood almost everywhere among people, as it is the world media language, and the language of cinema, TV, pop music and the computer world. All over the planet people know many English words, their pronunciation and meaning. English is one of the most widely spoken languages. English is used in many parts of the world and is often the language that is common….
The English language
English is one of the most important languages in the world. It can even be regarded as the single most important language. Though other languages are important too, they are not the same as the English language is. English is important because it is probably the only language that truly links the whole world together. If not for English, the whole world may not be as united as it is today. The other languages may be important for their local values and culture.Considering….
BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
The chapter I of this research paper tackles about the introduction of the Jejemon language that covers the definition of the different basic terms related to Jejemon and the historical background of the Jejemon language, the significance of the study that states why and to whom this study is beneficial, the statement of purpose that identifies the objectives of this research study, the statement of the problem that consists of the problems that this study is covering….
University, where you need to speak in English fluently is difficult for me. It is easy for you because your first language is English and you come from UK, while my first language is Malay as I come from Malaysia. My language skills are not sufficient to embark on a university degree.
A: There’s no need to worry about that. This university will consider you pre-sessional courses. These can last for 3 weeks to an academic year. So this would help you on your language skills.
B: That’s great, but not….
Language is a system for communicating. Written languages use symbols (that is, characters) to build words. The entire set of words is the language's vocabulary. The ways in which the words can be meaningfully combined is defined by the language's syntax and grammar. The actual meaning of words and combinations of words is defined by the language's semantics
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now the most widely used language in the world….