The Perception Of Limited English Speakers Essay

754 Words Apr 29th, 2016 4 Pages
In reading Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, I believe the intent is to look closer at the perception of Limited-English speakers. This will contribute to helping readers to understand that different dialects are used around us on a daily basis. Bringing this awareness makes us more aware how we communicate, and how we react while others are communicating with us. Makes the communication process easier for both parties. If you are speaking to someone where it seems harder to understand them, taking your time with them, putting a little effort, not to make them feel as though they are less of a person than you are due to their English style. With her experiences for her mother’s “Broken” English, shows us that even these families struggle with different dialects. Maybe this awareness can help us on passing judgments to individuals where their English seems “broken”.
Three key points here are Amy Tan love of language which she spends a fair amount of her time learning and understanding languages. Even after her boss at the time expressed writing was not her strongest skill. The power that languages gave her, to overcome these challenges. She comes to ultimately master in languages which is her tool of trade. The discrimination she has witnessed over the years. The treatment her mother has received, going to stores or banks. People not understanding her mother, and not servicing her for it.
I think the best audience to benefit from Mother Tongue by Amy Tan are individuals with…

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