Do you ever wonder find yourself wondering how we lived in a world without the internet, smartphones, and televisions? This new world of technology that we live in today is do to the globalization “super story”, which enables us to put things in ways we, individually, can comprehend. Thomas Friedman, an American journalist and three time Pulitzer Prize winner, suggest in his article “Globalization: The Super Story”, that the world has shifted from the international Cold War system to the new international system of Globalization. In other words, the world has adapted to a system of integration rather than divide. Overall, I perceived the article to be terrifying convincing, yet, upon further review I discovered to issues and lack of empathy from Friedman 's point of view.
“Let the Copula Be” What is “good” English? What is ‘bad’ English? Do we all use “Bad English?” In the Essay “Let The Copula Be” by Sonja L Lanehart writes about the proper use in her opinion of “Good” English. Lanehart first believed that everyone speaks in-correctly. Growing up, Lanehart goes out of her way to correct people in there “Bad English”.
In Dennis Baron’s article, “Who Owns Global English?”, the author addresses the way English is being adapted around the world as well as why some countries wish to put a stop to it. This is centrally focused around a campaign for Spanish-English schools in Madrid hosting the slogan “yes, we want.” All languages change as the number of speakers grows; the English language is no different. Baron provides several examples of this growth from “Engrish” to slogans such as the one used in Madrid (36). Most notably however the author talks about the different kinds of English already in existence. This came into play when the daughter of the author was docked points for translating a French term to “phone number” instead of “number phone” (Baron
The article 'Mother Tongue ' by author Amy Tan is about the variations in the English language the author uses in her life. She describes her English when giving a speech to a other people, English she uses when speaking to her mother, and English she uses in her writing. She tells of difficulties faced by both her mother and herself from these many differences. Amy 's goal in this article is to show that a person does not have to speak proper English to be seen as smart or intelligent. Amy explains the many variations of English that she had been exposed to and still uses.
She uses facts to support her claim so basically her claim is right because she has all the right evidence to back it up. She puts in her article, "There is an aspect of my Fiction that relates to thus-and-thus"—a speech filled with carefully wrought grammatical phrases, burdened, it suddenly seemed to me, with nominalized forms, past perfect tenses, conditional phrases, forms of standard English that I had learned in school and through books, the forms of English I did not use at home with my mother. (Paragraph 4)" She talks about books she has read and speeches she has read and talks about different English 's that she uses. The English she uses with her mom and the English 's she uses with her writing and everywhere else. Having sources and reading sources to support her main claim helps immensely when it comes down to persuading the
By the end of the 18th century things Latin America where beginning to change. No longer happy with the European control, the creole’s wished to reform the nations and push forward on their own terms . The result was about 16 years’ worth of war throughout the Continent, lasting from 1808 to 1824 . Although not every nation became a part of these revolutions, as Brazil and Cuba did not, the rest became “young republics” . But these republics were now tasked with a new challenge, to form there new identities.
Around his teacher, he tries to improve the way he talks so he can sound more sophisticated and educated. Another way he uses dialogue when Manny's sister is talking to him about their mom not finding out about her going out. In the quote, Manny’s sister states, “If your thinking of telling any lies to mom about me, you better think again.” She gave my hair a yank and held on with a twisting pinch. “Do you hear me? !” (102, Martinez).
And that’s exactly what he did to start a revolution. In his second Essay, Common Sense, Paine uses analogies and more factual evidence to prove how unreliable England really was; “But the constitution of England is so exceedingly complex, that the nation may suffer for years together without being able to discover in which part the fault lies; some will say in one and some in another, and every political physician will advise a different medicine.” Their constitution is so complex they won’t be able to notice if someone or something is struggling until it’s too late, and by then his analogy in stating “every political physician will advise a different medicine” means that the men themselves in charge won’t even be able to prescribe the right fix for whatever the problem may be. By using these analogies and relating situations that can happen to regular people, really affected them in wanting to finally stand up for what they needed to see change. Nobody wants to be taken advantage of, and Thomas Paine 's essays helped bring that awareness to all the American Colonists that were being treated
It made me want to read so that I could attempt to understand why she chose what could be considered a basic Spanish phrase when the translation of the title is “Spanish speaking.” The title “Mother Tongue” is almost brilliantly misleading. My first thought when I read the title was that this story would be about a language that the author spoke before moving to another country and having to learn a new language, but I was incredibly incorrect. This is about English as a language and how easily the author switches from a version that is eloquent to a version that many would considered to be broken. She talks about how many people have judged her mom’s English skills and how she has even been ostracized because of it, but how it inspired the author’s writing style. The title is a fitting tribute to her mom and how she shaped the author’s English skill and the author as a person into who she is today.
(Dedman, 2010) Moreover, the UK was in danger of becoming politically isolated. In the late 50s and early 60s, there was intense debate between pro- and anti-Common Market factions in UK politics (Goodman, 1996). When the former finally won out in light of EEC’s commercial success, Britain made its first formal application to join in 1961 but was blocked unilaterally by Charles de Gaulle in 1963. ‘He regarded Britain as America’s “Trojan Horse” in Europe (allowing greater US penetration of the Common Market)’ (Dedman, 2010). The Labour government applied to join the EEC again in 1967 and was once more rejected by de
Review of Vershawn Young Discussion After reading “Vershawn Ashanti Young: Should Writers Use They Own English?” against Rebecca Wheeler’s “Code-Switch to Teach Standard English (Young 111. Wheeler 108)”. Each paper expresses a different opinion regarding the teaching of English in the classrooms. Each author writes with different agendas, different tones, and different purposes. Each acts upon their beliefs as they perceive them, and as a result are poles apart.
As before we should be absorbing and preparing ourselves to not make the same mistakes that leaders before us has made. And the fact the book talks a lot about how the military has lost so many times due to strategic planning that has led to defeat. Seeing this now allows future leaders to know how to lead and to not cause casualties’ when it could possibly be prevented. In the book we Linn tells us how American leaders in the military assumed and therefore ended up in the wrong warfare. For example, Linn stated that: “During the Cold War, when many Americans believed they faced nuclear annihilation or communist dictatorship, the dangers posed a century earlier seemed insubstantial” (Linn, 2007).
As america began its venture toward the new millennium and a change would come. Before nixon would reach office two democratic politicians preceded him and after years of our country 's involvement in Vietnam and the constant fear the American people lived through during the cold war they wanted change.This would spark neoconservativism as people would fall out of sync of the democrats policy of foreign affairs and begin to tread to the other parties policies or points of views.but tges n conservatives would still uphold some of their democratic interest while still in the republican party which basically puts the neo in the neo conservative.but how would this become into fortune and effect the america of the time. Lets begin with
Racism in America has become more present for several reasons. Some people blame Barack Obama. When he had gotten elected, it was a signal to a new era it seemed. People thought that it would be so much better but in reality, it was a major set back. There has been a complete change in our societies in my opinion.
It was also brought up that the statement is significant because it represents the turning point in her life because it is when she decides to become a writer (Group discussion, Oct 3). Then it was discussed that instead of just accepting that she is at a disadvantage because her mother speaks in ‘broken’ English she uses her it to her advantage (Group discussion, Oct 3). She learns to use all of her Englishes, which in the end help her shape the book she references at the end of her essay (Tan, 6). Another individual brought forward a few ideas including the idea that we shouldn 't let others perceive our strengths and weaknesses, the idea that it is good to push through stereotypes and not let them define you, the idea that no one perfectly fits a stereotype, and the idea that she proved those who believed that she was limited and could not be a writer wrong (Group discussion, Oct 3). Following the group discussion, I still agree with my original response, however, I also agree with the opinions of my group members because I had no sufficient evidence to prove them wrong and they had evidence to support their