Power Of Language

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The Way of Words Hola! Hello! Bonjour! Today there are over 6,000 forms of languages that are spoken in the world. We are living in such a culturally diverse world and encourage others to embrace everyone’s race, gender, ethnicity, age, religion, and even personal beliefs. However, a common issue today is sometimes people do not embrace each other’s characteristics. Characteristics of a person describe their features and qualities. In today's society multiple people experience oppression, the cause of that is those individuals interpret and express their power of language differently. This is a problem because certain groups or cultures experience oppression due to the power of language. Language evolves our ideas and beliefs into reality…show more content…
We become more mindful of what impact the power of language has on us individuals. The power of language can influence how we interpret others and express ourselves. The term “normality” can interfere with an individual's power of language. The fascinating thing about language is that there are no limits. But that statement is mistaken because of others mindset decides what “normal” is. In today's society multiple people experience oppression, the cause of that is those individuals interpret and express their power of language differently. For example, if two Spanish speaking students were in a classroom filled with English speaking students they are simulated to speak English. Those two Spanish speaking students lose their power of language to fulfill the expectation of the English speaking students. “I know that speaking Spanish with someone in a room full of Americans can seem rude to them because they don't understand. I know that at school some teachers have told others not to speak Spanish”. (Ruiz) A minority of the…show more content…
Her response was, “I think learning new languages help us learn more about other people's culture and how they grew or live like and what their language means to them”. After furthering the questioned I learned that Young found that a person should be able to speak their native language without judgment. A person should not be looked down upon just because they do not mean societies criteria. I interviewed a student at Tri-City United that is bilingual, her name is Guadalupe Ruiz. Ruiz is the daughter of two Hispanic speaking parents, she speaks Spanish and English. In an interview with Ruiz, she was asked, “What does language mean to you?”. And Ruiz simply responded with, “Language is very important to me. Language means being able to communicate and understand others”. Language has helped Ruiz her whole life, she enjoys being bilingual so she can help others to

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