Mother Tongue: Flavours of a Second Generation
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It connects global narratives through original writing, personal interviews, recipes, videos and a curation of related content around the world. Tan acknowledges that, whilst she did well in maths and science, subjects with a single correct answer, she was less adept at English. In this connection, it is noteworthy that Tan chooses to focus on the school tests she undertook before concluding that her mother’s ‘broken’ style of English has been misunderstood – not just literally (by some people who’ve known her), but in terms of the misleading perceptions of her it has led others to formulate.
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I found Bryson's book a delightful diversion that better helped me understand both the joy of using this language and the frustrations of rendering the conceptions of mind into words that communicate.I think what bothers me most is the very thinly veiled "linguo"centrism that turns it from a piece of enthusiastic writing about the English language into a poorly-argued case for why English is better than every other language on the planet. I know and I do even realise that Bill Bryson is considered an entertaining author and that he also seems to be much loved and appreciated by many.
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Mother Tongue is a historical investigation of feminist language and thought, from the dawn of Old English to the present day.It made me wonder, though, since English is very much a dynamic language co-created together by the whole world depending on the generation, how much it will change in the next 100 years?
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Bill Bryson turns his sharp-eyes to "The Mother Tongue" and takes us all on a fabulous journey through and overview of the intricacies of human language. With so many global flavours in the book, Loyal is conscious of appreciating, not appropriating, food – and he wants others to do the same. the true story of an American lady, newly arrived in London, who opened her front door to find three burly men on the steps informing her that they were her dustmen.Also, the pronounciation of a specific language is difficult or easy according to your own mother tongue. Some of it just sounded wrong, like the quote from an article that says most speakers of other languages aren’t aware there is such a thing as a thesaurus. If English is your mother tongue, this book will amaze and amuse you with interesting tidbits about just how our language evolved into the wonder it is.