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[...] Interactions between the two cultures are also strained. While native English speakers treat other cultures with inferiority, they feel resentful towards them. Amy Tan explains how her mother feels neglected and taken advantage of that she refuses to take a mistake in the hospital record keeping as just that, a mistake. She insists that her daughter be present to add some respectability to her (her daughter speaks fluent English). It is only after her daughter comes that she accepts the apology (Tan, 3). [...]
[...] Rodriguez shares these sentiments. He is opposed to the idea of introduction of a child's mother tongue as the first language of instruction. In his opinion, this would only delay the inevitable (Rodriguez, 6). He also feels that the purpose of school is top transmit culture and the presence of a second language of instruction would only act as a barrier to effective interaction between students in the school (Rodriguez, 6). The use of language is the main source of cultural identity. [...]
[...] However, presence of English as the prime language leads to its association with the American culture. People like Amy Tan and Rodriguez suffer from being members of minority groups and their perception of others as superior to them. As a result, other people tend to associate them with negativity. Their era treated as outsiders due to their language. An example of this is the phrase ‘keep you brats away' allegedly used against Rodriguez by his neighbors. Such treatment occurs due to language differences, language being the main cultural aspect (Rodriguez, 3). [...]
[...] Culture and language use. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Pub. Co Print. • Tan, Amy. "Mother Tongue." mother tongue 1 (2001): 1 -4. Print. Rodriguez, Richard. "aria." a memoir of a bilingual child 1 (2001): 1 - 18. Print. [...]
[...] She was often ashamed of her mother as a young child and feared public events that involved her mother trying to communicate with public speakers (Tan, 2). These two examples show that young children are ashamed of their identities as they make them feel different from other people around them. Consequently, they try to sell of relations to their mother tongue with the first available opportunity. Lack of English as a native language also acts as a limiting factor to career advancement. Amy Tan claims that she performed poorly in English tests compared to other subjects because she found the subject too speculative. [...]
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