Kanae vs. Smith: Diversity of Languages
Language originates from many places and has many dialects. Each unique idiom carries different cultures as well as history to show how that way of speaking came to be. There are diverse ways of talking too, such as how Hawaii has developed “Pidgin”, a part of the English language that came into existence as the old islanders began to speak to one another in their own way. This was to make speaking English much more casual and faster. Lisa Kanae points out in her story Sista Tongue that language is different and is created through many different events in history as well as the mixing of cultures. Contrary to the excerpt by Madorah E. Smith, Lisa Kanae views language as the beauty and diversity of the …show more content…
Smith was a writer that wrote an excerpt about the “problem” of bilingualism. The fact that there is the word “problem” in Smith's 1939 piece titled “Some Light on the Problem of Bilingualism..” automatically states that she is against the many diverse languages that are being used in society and education. The main idea that Smith is saying in her writing is that bilingualism is hurting the minds of those who are trying to “get smart”. Another point is also highlighted in the second part of Smith's excerpt: those who speak nothing but English are strong against the minds that are bilingual. Following this, those who are bilingual are described as “retarded”. She is trying to say here that anyone who can speak more than just English are hurt from completely mastering only English. These people that speak more than English are described as not better …show more content…
There is an attack on how the English language segregate the children in schools. Smith states that English makes people smarter and brings people together because of the common speech. However, Kanae states that the English standard separates people and causes animosity because there is no room for other languages. This is true because the school systems back then would not even allow any other languages to be spoken, except standard English. Smith stated in her excerpt that English makes intelligence and unity. Kanae says that it makes intelligence, but that it segregates and makes people feel negative. She wants there to be a diversity of languages and an appreciation for all of them. English makes unity, but that it's not worth the loss of many other unique dialects. Many people communicate through different forms of language whether English or
Possible presidential candidate Ben Carson can be quoted as saying, “Through hard work, perseverance, and faith in God, you can live your dreams.” Growing up Mr. Carson faced many different adversities such as poverty, persecution, and overwhelming odds against him. However, with hard work he achieved dreams and continues to achieve new dreams. (Meet Ben) Similarly, William Bradford and John Smith faced many obstacles in their journeys to America.
Language is used to convey a message as well as connect people to a particular culture or ethnicity he or she identifies with. People who share the same language share a bond and pass their history through language. In chapter one of The Skin That We Speak: Thoughts on Language and Culture in the Classroom Joanne Kilgour Dowdy speak about growing up in Trinidad and her mother insisting on her speaking in the colonizer's language rather than her native Trinidadian language. Joanne Kilgour Dowdy felt as if her identity was being pushed to the side when she was forced to speak “Colonized English” when she was at school or around the social elite of her community, and felt ridiculed from her peers for speaking proper as if she was white or of the elite social class. Dowdy major concern was how to have the freedom to go back and forth from home, language to the public language without feeling judged from both sides of her
The Joy of Language In the passage “Mother Tongue”, the author Amy Tan writes about the relationship between her, her mother and the English language. Tan uses various rhetorical strategies to convey the experiences and thoughts she has when it comes to the influence of language on her life and those around her. Through the use of these persuasive language devices, Tan shares what she has learned growing up with different Englishes in her personal and social life. This, in turn, ultimately enables her to convey her love for the English language and the power that it holds.
The power of language We all have some form of language limitations, no matter where we come from and what our background is. “Mother tongue” by Amy Tan and “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldua both share similar themes in their stories that demonstrate how they both deal with how different forms of the same language are portrayed in society. In both stories they speak about what society declares the right way of speech and having to face prejudgment, the two authors share their personal experiences of how they’ve dealt with it.
According to Jarmel and Schneider (2010), by the year 2025, one-third of students attending public schools will not know English when they start Kindergarten. How will schools adapt to this? Will teachers and/or students be limited on what they can teach/learn throughout the school year because of time restraints? In a documentary Speaking in Tongues, directed by Jarmel & Schneider (2010), four students who range from Kindergarten to eighth grade, showcase their experiences about attending public school around the San Francisco area to become bilingual. The four students Durrell, Jason, Julian, and Kelly are taught in English and also in a second language such as Mandarin, Spanish, Chinese, and Cantonese.
My Rhetorical Analysis Language is a part one’s identity and culture, which allows one to communicate with those of the same group, although when spoken to someone of another group, it can cause a language barrier or miscommunication in many different ways. In Gloria Anzaldua’s article, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, which was taken from her book Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza, she is trying to inform her readers that her language is what defines her. She began to mention how she was being criticized by both English and Spanish Speakers, although they both make up who she is as a person. Then, she gave convincing personal experiences about how it was to be a Chicana and their different types of languages. Moreover, despite the fact that her language was considered illegitimate, Anzaldua made it clear that she cannot get rid of it until the day she dies, or as she states (on page 26) “Wild tongues can’t be, they can only be cut out.”
The Giver in particular is “a book so unlike what has come before, so rich in levels of meaning, so daring in complexity of symbol and metaphor . . . that we are left with all our neat little everyday categories and judgments hanging useless” (Chaston 123). The Giver is seen as examples of utopian/dystopian fiction without a necessarily pedagogic approach. The Giver can be called a critical dystopia as the novel describes a community where people seem to be happy because they have relinquished some of the social problems that are common for today 's culture, such as arguing with friends or dealing with moments of family dysfunction. But the more readers learn about this society, the more ambiguous that happiness seems.
Both John Smith and William Bradford were Englishmen who came to America and helped to found the earliest colonies in New England. They came at different times and for different reasons. Both tell of events during these travels in their written accounts, but these accounts show that the two men, as well as their goals, were drastically different. Captain John Smith, considered to be the first American writer, came to America in the spring of 1607. He had many adventures prior to the voyage to New England, and thought quite highly of himself, as is clear in his writings.
John Smith was arrested for burglary and possession of a narcotic drug. There are several things that will occur in the first hour or so of John Smiths arrest. However, the process from arrest to arraignment and furthermore from John Smiths trail to incarceration then eventually his release to parole or probation is complex and interlocking. First, his person will be secured and transported to the police station to be processed.
Learning English will help more people understand and help the government and business industries. With one unified nation, prosperity and community between cultures would grow. All of which would lead to a more outstanding and organized
John Smith was the son of a farmer, but he became a soldier at the age of six. He travelled well in Europe and NearEast fighting and winning many wars which later saw him promoted to captain. In 1607, Smith led a group of colonist across the Atlantic Ocean and came down to settle in the now the United States. He established a good relationship with the natives. In his book, A True Relation of Virginia, Smith describes the life in America and encourages English to change their misconception about Americans (Smith, 16).
The Differences between John Smith and William Bradford John Smith and William Bradford were some of the first authors of early American literature. John Smith, a former soldier and pirate, leapt at the opportunity to go to the New World. He helped shape the Jamestown colony and contributed to its government, even serving as a governor for a year. However, one of his most important accomplishments was writing three books about his experiences in the New World.
Albanian Language is one of the humanity’s biggest evolution. Throughout history, many important discoveries and cultures have been lost due to various reasons, e.g.: wars and occupations where ancient manuscripts were destroyed. At the ancient times, there were fewer communication devices in comparison to today. Humankind has had the ability to improve itself using language which itself varies when we move within continents, regions and even states. Although we are aware of a large number of spoken languages on this planet (approximately 7000 or more according to our lecturer Julie Kolgjini), we must not neglect to also consider that these languages contain various dialects.
On the one hand, some argue that language constructs our thoughts. From this perspective, Deborah Tannen, from the language constructs thought community, states that “This is how language works. It invisibly molds our way of thinking about people, actions, and the world around us” (Tannen 14). On the other hand, however, others such as Richard Selzer, might say that language is used to represent our thoughts, but it can fall short. One of his view’s main proponents are, “these extremes of sensation remain beyond the power of language to express” (Selzer 28).