This may be bad English, but Baron is considering the possibility of it becoming a new form of English. For example, Baron told a story of one of his experiences. His daughter got an English question wrong because her teacher only accepts British English (Barton, 36). Keep in mind that this took place in
Immersing oneself in a new community can come with difficulties such as language barriers and balancing two different identities. Firoozeh may have decided to add a “simpler” name, but had to deal with the emotional turmoil that came with people not knowing her actual Iranian heritage. Firoozeh also had to help her mother adapt to American culture by translating because her mother could not speak English. Firoozeh’s father had to adapt to the language barriers because his version of English was incomprehensible to the average American. Every single member of Firoozeh’s family had to adapt to American culture by giving up parts of their original identity because they had to make a place for themselves in their newfound
Amy Tan's essay ¨Mother Tongue¨ is about language and the barriers it can create when people cannot speak with perfect accuracy or the way that is known as the norm. She uses examples of how language impacted her mother so that she could reach out to others who have had similar experiences and show them that they are not alone, that this happens to other people more often than they might think. Additionally, she uses these examples to show people who aren't affected by a language barrier what this discrimination can look like and how it impacts a person and the people close to them. She explains how the discrimination of her mother impacted herself because she wanted to convey a message that discrimination does not always only impact one person, it can impact everyone around them as well and change how their lives are run. Throughout the text, Tan explains the different types of English she uses and why she uses them.
Thus, it may be assumed that high uncertainty avoidance affects Flor’s diligence in learning the second language. No wonder she passed the learning process from studying words, phrases, until sentences without negative attitudes towards the second language. Finally, she successfully was able to speak English in daily conversation although her accent is not as perfect as her daughter speaking English. Presumably, it can be related to Critical Hypothesis theory that children
Her book cleared up the idea of why the Bible has always come across negatively to me, it has merely been misconstrued. What amazes me even more is her empathetic response to the translators. When finding out how much has been changed in English of the book she loves, instead of sitting in anger, she sought to understand why. She uncovered truths about those who took up translating, and even found she resonated with them at times. The way that she was able to illustrate the law made me a little awestruck.
He was curious about what they were talking about and tries to interpret the meaning form the facial expressions her mother made. She started learning English at Carol Morgan school and it was strange for her to see the American people and their appearances which differ from her. She got mixed up with Spanish and English as she starts to learn English.
Additionally, I realized that I was not being honest with some of my friends. For example, I have this one friend who uses me and is rude towards me, but I just let it happen. I recognized that I need to have an honest talk with her about what is frustrating me and how we can improve the situation. Even though I was not able to fully discuss this with her this week, I am going to continue to think about ways I can honest with her, and find a way to discuss our problems in the
The speech was a huge importance in demolishing racism and disrimination. Equality in America may have not been complished if it wasn’t for Martin Luther King Jr. We are now able to have different races attending school, restarunts, and tranportation together. We as Americans were able to acomplish many did not believe in. King’s “I Have A Dream” was able to change people prospects on equal rights. The speech is a very impotant part of our US history.
The speech I read was “The Spirit of Liberty Speech” by Judge Learned Hand, which was presented in 1944 on “I am an American day.” Hand’s speech he had given is very important to everyone because the author explains that as Americans we should not be standing alone, but standing together as one. Also, Hand explains in his speech that we as the people should not be judging people by their color or by their religion. His purpose of this speech is to show us that we need to start realizing what we have done in the past and learn from our mistakes. The quotes I have picked out discuss about what Hand is trying to get across to us. For example, Hand tries to tell us that we should not take people for granted and treat them with respect.
I picked these paragraphs because it is when the reader is introduced to the dysfunction in Sarah and Edwards relationship. I was very anxious upon reading. I tried my best to have a clear, loud voice and to go slow so I would not rush through and poorly express what I was trying to get across. I found it challenging, however, to determine a tone that I wanted to portray because I was not reading dialogue. I did however try to express an annoyance in my tone when I read the following sentence as I interpreted Sarah being annoyed of Edward, "[i]t wouldn't be so bad if he didn't insist on dragging her into everything" (Atwood, par.7).
Tan talks about the different types of English and the different circumstances she uses them. Most of her writings deal with issues of language and her relationship with her mother who spoke very broken English. She also talks about how that we are categorized on the way we speak. I want people to understand my point of view about what the author is trying to say because I can definitely relate to her paper because I came from another country and my English as a child considered broken but as I got older in school I learned, so not my Spanish considered broken. Tan indicates several different feelings when talking about her mother’s English.
Therefore, I decided to read The Confidence Code by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman. I wished I could regain the confidence I had before moving to the U.S. The book’s key takeaway is that lack of confidence leads to inaction, and actions are necessary to build confidence. I agree that most women, including me, think a lot about consequences and often have self-doubt. This can ultimately inhibit women from seeking opportunities and affect their decision-making ability.