I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others.
As a fictional author, Tan is amazed by language and uses it as a part of her work. As child born in a chines culture, tan had to speak to types of languages. One language she used was academic English, which she learned from the books and used it in a normal conversation Second language, which was only used by her family.
This showed Tan that speaking in a different language with her mother caused problem for her in normal conversations.
Tan would say things that did not make sense or say something that she would only refer to her mother. Sometimes her mother receives bias treatment from different people because she brought diversity in the conversation. The diversity her mother brought caused people to ignore what she was saying and to pretend that they did not understand what she said.
When Tan was young, her mother would make her talk to different people so the problem or the situation could be handled more clearly. After dealing with her diverse mother, Tan believes that language spoken in families, especially immigrant families, plays a huge role in creating a language for children and it will affect their lives in the future.
Tan mentions Asian students being good in math and science but are skilled in English. Tan says that this has to do with culture because in chines culture, children are always introduced to math and science very well but are discouraged when it comes to English. Tan says that she felt more comfortable with math than English because for math there is one right answer.
For English, multiple answers made sense and her broken English came in the way. Tan explained that she likes to be test and one of her boss told her that she was a bad writer. The criticism motivated her to write more and change her major from premed to English major.
The idea of people judging your intelligence by the way you speak I believe is wrong. When my father tries to speak English, sometimes he makes a mistake at pronouncing something.
This does not make my father look unintelligent or he lacks education. But when he makes deals with big companies makes me realize how smart he is.
Just because you cannot speak a language fluently does not make you look unintelligent. I use to think that if you can speak proper English, you are not well educated. Now I realize that every house has its own language and families have created it to communicate with each other more easily.
I believe it is necessary to have a second language, especially if you come from immigrant family like I do. Second language helps families understand things faster. I should be more respectful when others are expressing their feelings are sharing something.
Also, I should also avoid criticizing people who cannot speak a language fluently. I know how it feels because I was once new to this country and I know how it feels to be new in United States. This essay made notice that many new immigrants in the United States are treated very unfairly because of the way they speak English.
Many Americans make a false assumption that someone who cannot speak English is uneducated. This leads to racist and prejudice behavior, which makes all the Americans look bad in front of other countries and cultures.
Learning about other culture will help us respect new immigrants and it will be easy for us to be more comfortable around them.
It helps me remember that I had the same problem Amy Tan had when she was young. I had to be the spokesman for my parents so they can understand things in a better way.
It showed me that I should be more willing to help someone who is having trouble with a language or is having trouble adjusting to the American culture. This caused many types of problems for her and I learned that I should be more willing to help someone with the same problems.Racist and biased treatments in mother tongue by amy tan November 19, Uncategorized Yu Darvishs worst career start sure sounds like itll be his last-ever start a brief summary and an introduction to a complex partial seizure in racist and biased treatments in mother tongue by amy tan a Rangers uniform.
As a follow-up to Tuesday’s post about the majority-minority public schools in Oslo, the following brief account reports the latest statistics on the cultural enrichment of schools in Austria.
Vienna is the most fully enriched location, and seems to be in roughly the same situation as Oslo. Many thanks to Hermes for the translation from pfmlures.com Nov 22, · Amy Tan gives with one hand and takes with another, dealing feminism and dishing racism.
As mentioned by previous posters, Asian male characters are portrayed in turn as abusive, oppressive, cold and lacking decency.
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To see how other students have handled their analyses, check out these example essays on “Mother Tongue.” MLA Citation for “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. Tan, Amy. “Mother Tongue.” The McGraw Hill Reader: Issues Across the Disciplines.
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