The Mother"s Tongue (Earthworks) by Heid E. Erdrich

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Published by Salt Publishing .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -,
  • Poetry,
  • American - Native American,
  • General

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages120
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8956338M
ISBN 101844710602
ISBN 109781844710607
OCLC/WorldCa60344122

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It is his unflagging enthusiasm, seeping from between every sentence, that carries the book Cited by: 8. Mother Tongue: The English Language, by Bill Bryson, London: Penguin Books, (link is to a different, in-print edition).

Summary: This amusing and informative book surveys the history of the English language and all its vagaries and perplexities of word origins, spellings, and pronunciations and why it has become so successful as a world /5.

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I cannot give you much more than personal opinions on the English language and its variations in this country or others. I am a writer. And by that definition, I am someone who has always loved language. I am File Size: 62KB. Mother tongue, written by Amy Tan provides a description of the forms of English languages adapted by different individuals during their migration to the United States of America and their adjustment to the American culture.

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One's native language. A parent language. n 1. the language first learned by a child 2. a language from which another has evolved n. The heroic books, even if printed in the character. Free download or read online The Mother Tongue: English and How It Got That Way pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Bill Bryson.

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In “Mother Tongue”, Tan writes about the awareness and discrimination about Unbroken English” compared to Standard English. In Tans essay she quotes her mothers’ speech to demonstrate her mothers “broken English”, it was a very trivial story but the thing that is worth looking at was her mother’s grammar.

The Mother Tongue Summary & Study Guide Description. The Mother Tongue Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book. This study guide contains the following sections. This remarkable book of new poetry weaves beautifully crafted and intuitive meditations on absences and loss, with personal, local and cultural presence and memories.

The poems awaken transformative interconnections between literature, ecology, civilization, history and individual study. This book is a history of the English language, with particularly interesting chapters on the beginnings of language, wordplay, pronunciation, swearing, spelling, varieties, and just about everything you would ever want to know about our mother by: 8.

Protagoras quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. The American Chapter 3, page 2 The American quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book.

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Amy Tan's Mother Tongue The Essay written by Amy Tan titled 'Mother Tongue' concludes with her saying, 'I knew I had succeeded where I counted when my mother finished my book and gave her understandable verdict' (39).

The essay focuses on the prejudices of Amy and her mother. The Mother Tongue () provides a unique and personal look at the history of the English ’ll learn how, thanks to its flexibility and adaptability, English has endured and flourished, despite centuries of invasions, uprisings and censorship.

Mother Tongue: The Struggles of Communication Communication is arguably the most essential and powerful part of everyday ies' ability to run smoothly, efficiently and benefit as many people as possible, hinges greatly on communication and how effectively it is used.

The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got that Way by Bill Bryson. With dazzling wit and astonishing insight, Bill Bryson—the acclaimed author of The Lost Continent —brilliantly explores the remarkable history, eccentricities, resilience and sheer fun of the English language.

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A merry and bright Baedeker to the English language, its history, character, and probable future. American expatriate (to Britain) Bryson proves a witty and knowing guide here, with scarcely a trace of the sneer that spoiled his popular tour of small-town America, The Lost Continent ().

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About Mother Tongue "It is a great beauty of a book, and I am so proud of you for standing with and for the disappeared. A sister, a lover, a witness." –Alice Walker Mary is nineteen and living alone in Albuquerque.

Adrift in the wake of her mother’s death, she longs for something meaningful to take her over. Then José Luis enters her life. The primary purpose of Tan's "Mother Tongue" is to orient the readers about the author's intepretation of differentiating Standard English and broken English.

Another purpose of writing such book is the fact that Amy Tan has spent much of her time in America, but she was born in China. The Mother Tongue, by Bill Bryson. The book may be summed up by one of Mr.

Bryson’s statements in the book, “[l]anguage is more fashion than science.” That is the bottom line, or the more ethereal learning from the book. Don’t get me wrong; this book is scientifically written meaning it takes data accumulates it and proposes a point.

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Chapter 2, The Mother Tongue Summary and Analysis. English was made through three invasions and a cultural revolution.

Germanic tribes took it to Britain, followed soon after by the Angles, Saxons and Jutes. Latin and Greek influenced it when St. Augustine and others brought Christianity to England.

The main aim of the study is to point out of cultural racism that is present all over the world. Amy Tan, the author of the book Mother Tongue, wanted to use her writing skills and opportunity through this book to make readers realize how not being a native American, as she and her mother were not, can hamper how a person deals with day-to-day situations.

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The Mother Tongue English and How It Got That Way (Book): Bryson, Bill: Covers the entire history of language and explores the quirks and irrationalities of English. : Mother Tongue": First serial publication. Contained in the Fall issue of The Threepenny Review, which includes work by (among others) Enrique Santos Discépolo, Louise Glück, Thom Gunn, Mikhail Iossel, Jonathan Kalb, Janet Lewis, Irene Oppenheim, Alan Shapiro, Amy Tan, and Lawrence Weschler.

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