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  • Personal Narrative: My Dominican Culture

    many generations of his family to come. My great-grandfather’s perseverance and courage always inspires me to always work hard. Although my first language was English, I am learning Spanish now so I can become more connected with my heritage. I never had much of a chance to learn about the Dominican Republic from my grandparents because of the language barrier between us. My Dominican background is important to me because of the rich culture. A benefit of being Dominican is being embraced into a…

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  • Analysis Of Anzaldúa

    However, over time, the language barrier would change and become more complex as transculturation forces members of the “borderlands” to compromise with one another (“The Homeland” 3). Such compromise came informally by the formation of different dialects and combinations of both English and Spanish in which words would be slightly changed or mixed together to form a new dialect (“How to Tame a Wild Tongue” 55)…

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  • Five Reasons Why People Code Switching

    Guatemalan mother’s leg, telling me “Todo ba estar bien mijio.” translated in English as “son, everything will be fine.” Only I knew understood my mother 's words since she spoke in Guatemalan Spanish instead of the common Mexican Spanish. Mexican and Guatemalan Spanish ultimately are very much similar because it is spanish except some conversational phrases and terminology are different. This difference is due to the history of the two cultures which some are unaware of; Guatemala denotes…

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  • Wild Tongue

    Most people today know more than one language, no matter where they originated from. Language is learned to make communication with others much easier and to know more. People who are bilingual learned the language from their families and while some identify with the culture in which the language is from, others do not. When someone learns a language they also learn about the culture and race. In “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldua, her language is her cultural identity and even…

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  • Racial Stereotypes Of Hispanic And Hispanics In The United States

    During the 1900’s people from all different countries began moving to the United States. Some of these immigrants had a harder time than others. Hispanics and Latinos from Mexico and Latin American countries began to immigrate to the United States, and with that came racial identities that they had to deal with. For example, they had and continue to have classification issues among their race, so on the census they are classified as some other race (Hispanic Population, Pg. 15). According to…

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  • Tracing The Trajectories Of Conquest Analysis

    converse in their language. So for me, that means if I go to another country I make a concerted effort to learn a little bit of the language to converse with the people in their own tongue. It does not mean that I think that their language is more important or mine is any less but that the best way to communicate is in the other person’s own native tongue. So for me, I think that people who live in American should be learn to speak English because that is still one of the most spoken languages…

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  • Personal Narrative: A Career In Culture

    ones and fill it with their favorite food and pan muerto, a sweet Spanish bread made only during this special day. Another day she enjoys is Dia de los Reyes or “Three Kings Day” on January 6th. This day encompasses the bible story of the three wise men who journeyed towards a star that lead them to the birthplace of Jesus Christ. She shared with me that there was a tradition where a family would cut the Rosca de Reyes, another Spanish bread, but shaped in a huge oval ring. The family members…

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  • Tame A Wild Tongue Analysis

    and judgement because of her native language. In her essay Anzaldua shares first hand experience of the internal and external struggle Chicanos face everyday in this country because of the ambiguity in their cultural identification. The notable language and rotating dialect Anzaldua chooses…

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  • The Indian Clothing In Guatemala

    the limited amounts of priest. The other 25 to 30 percent are Protestants. Spanish and Amerindian influences developed native music. Guatemala is known for their traditional dances which include wearing costumes. They have many types of dancing. One of the dances is called The Deer Dance which means the struggle between man and animal. Another one is called The Dance of the Conquest which symbolizes the conquest of the Spanish over the Amerindians. Monumental sites are just one sign of…

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  • The Importance Of The Spanish Club

    The group in which I decided to attend was the Spanish Club meeting. The Spanish Club meets on Thursday at 3:30pm-4:30pm in Morgan 303. I happen to be conversing with a friend and I brought up the topic of the assignment. I mentioned to her that I did not know of any groups that I could actually attend that I do not identify in. I knew that the common group that everyone was going to was Alcoholic Anonymous and I wanted something different because I’m sure my professor would want us to branch…

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