The Importance Of Multilingual
How do Tan and Baldwin make the point for the acceptance of the multilingual society?
What is multilingual? Well, multilingual is having more than one voice or languages. Multilingual was main acceptance in both Baldwin and Tan piece because the society we are residing in today, people are coming from many different culture and language throughout the world to live together. In order to take control over our circumstances through society today one must put aside their first language and pick up another language. In this case multilingual demonstrate how one language can easily mist judge, understood, or affect society.
James Baldwin, author of “If Black English isn’t a language then tell me what us” demonstrate …show more content…
In addition evidence in the article established how Tan’s own experience while growing up with her family and knowing more than on language has help her and her mom. Also, Tan give us many example of time when her mom was in treated and judge harshly because she grew up on the Chinese custom and she only knew a small amount of English. The article states “She said they would not give her any more information until the next time and she would have to make another appointment for that. So she said she would not leave until the doctor called her daughter. She wouldn’t budge. And when the doctor finally called her daughter, me, who spoke in perfect English — lo and behold — we had assurances the CAT scan would be found, promises that a conference call on Monday would be held, and apologies for any suffering my mother had gone through for a most regrettable mistake” (2). This is important because, the article clearly demonstrate how Tans mother wasn’t able to access her information from the hospital without the help of her daughter Tan due to the fact that she had a limited amount of English to express herself on a high level so that the hospital staff can take her seriously. Moreover, Tan had to express her voice in the so called perfect English foundation in order to help her mom gain respect and medical information which she needs. In addition Tan also brought up that many Asian American …show more content…
, At Bronx Community collage the tutor is always willing to help, listen, respect and don’t be judgmental. We are all human being and we should be discriminate or judge when we speak a different language. We should be equal and consider the same regardless of how bad our language are.
Overall, both Baldwin and Tan piece explain how the acceptance of multilingual in society can be acceptable. Also, both authors demonstrate a sense of how multi-voice can be expressed in many form in order to fit in into our current environment. Multilingual don’t change who we are as a person, it only help us to understand different people from different ethnicity and culture so that we can