Amy Tan Mother's Tongue

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The essay "Mother's Tongue" is written by Amy tan and published in 1990. In her essay she talks about languages and how they all vary especially how the English language varied in her life. She talks about all the "Englishes" she knew and used growing up. She has become a successful author and had attended events were she was invited to talk about her book. In one of those events she took her mother and during her speech she realized the way she was talking to the group of people was different from the way she would talk to her mom. She comes from a Chinese background and her mother's English is "broken" English. Growing up she was her mom's translator when she'd talk so people can understand what her mom was trying to say. In paragraph 6,

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