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This is a summary for Amy Tan's 'Mother Tongue'.

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Summary for Amy Tan 's "Mother Tongue" The essay is chiefly about the writer 's own rumination and judgment about how "broken English" compared to Standard English. Moreover it came to her sense that language not only "authorizes" individuals to participate as members of a designated community, it is also a essential key in enabling individuals to establish and define the dimensions of their identity. Though a lover of language and an erudite lover of language she is, she has never recognized this concept until she realized that she has never appeared eloquent and rhetoric in front of her mother. She once again consciously aware of the "type" of language she used on daily and intimacy basis when she noted that her husband did not have a…show more content…
Tan 's mother was also conscious of the limitations of her English. That 's why she used to have Tan to answer phone calls which led to troublesome and tricky situations in which Tan had to yell and acting rudely at other people. Or when her mother was frustrated with the people at the hospital for not giving her an apology for losing her CAT and she exacerbated the problem with her broken English until Tan came. Arm with her proper English, Tan helped talk her mom out of the
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