Mother Tongue: Intimacy Family Language

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Sam Xiang
Professor Luis Orozco
English 28
18 June 2015
Intimacy family language In the short essay "Mother Tongue" by author Amy Tan she writes about her struggle with her mother's broken English. Amy compares her English to her mother's english. Tan describes their language as the language of intimacy because they understand each other. Many people did not acknowledge her mother's English because it was limited and broken. She started to become embarrassed and shameful of her mother's broken and fractured English. Amy has a loving attitude towards language and her mother because she understands her mother's broken English. Tan states, “Although many people do not understand her mother's English, Tan thinks her mother's
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