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    “My Perspective of a Wild Tongue” “How to Tame a Wild Tongue”, by Gloria Anzaldua, is a very expressive story about a Mexican American women’s struggle to preserve her culture. Her main fight revolves around a struggle to keep a form of Spanish, called “Chicano Spanish”, a live. In the short story she says, " for a people who cannot entirely identify with either standard (formal, Castilian) Spanish, or standard English, what recourse is left to them but to create their own language?"(page

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    Thesis of Gloria Anzaldúa “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” Two years ago I was applying in school for parent coordinator in the elementary school. I was in the room with the principal of the school, assistant principal and somebody else. when I was in the interview I was so nervous: When they stated to asking question, I was replying in both language in English and Spanish. When finally my interview finish the principal says “the best resume I had in my hand was your but continue studying English”

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    be about how in How to Tame a Wild Tongue by Gloria Anzaldua, spoke about how when she was young she struggled with being hispanic in Texas and how she didn’t know english. She also spoke on how people tried to punish her when she spoke in spanish, in a way they tried to tame her wild tongue. This paper will also speak on how I can relate to some of the things she wrote about in her passage. While doing some research on Anzaldua i came across a quote she said. The quote is “Wild tongues can't be

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    The main idea of Gloria Anzaldua in How to tame a wild Tongue is that she came from a different country and it is hard for her to cope up with academic way of talking and the talking style of her own cultures. It is as in her cultures, they speak Standard English, working class and slang English, standard Spanish, standard Mexican Spanish, north Mexican Spanish dialect, Chicano Spanish, such as ( Texas new Mexico, Arizona and California), tex-Mex and Pachuca (called calb) .. However, she also

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    Academic Analysis: “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” In Gloria Anzaldúa’s piece, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” she explores the complex relationship that ties identity to language. She describes how childhood and adult experiences shape who she is today. She provides a glimpse into the life of a person who speaks a minority language in a majority population. She begins the essay by recounting an experience of a dentist capping a tooth and trying in vain to control her tongue. He becomes frustrated with

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    In “How to Tame a Wild Tongue” by Gloria Anzaldua, she speaks from personal experiences she grows up with while living as a Chicana in the United States. Throughout her life she was subjected to being oppressed because of her native language. From a very young age she felt as if she was not allowed to express and acknowledge herself while speaking Spanish. Anzaldua believes that “If you want to really hurt me, talk bad about my language. Ethnic identity is twin skin to linguistic identity – I am

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    Natalie Gonzalez 3/14/2007 Gloria Anzaldua, author of the article " How to tame a Wild Tongue", expresses very strong views on how she feels her native Chicano Spanish language needs to be preserved in order to maintain cultural unity when used as a private form of communication. Her statement, " for a people who cannot identify with either standard (formal, Castilian) Spanish, nor standard English, what recourse is left to them but to create their own language?" suggests that despite the societal

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    Anzaldua’s How to “Tame a Wild tongue” goes to great lengths to discuss her opinions on language, and how her communication with people from various linguistic backgrounds required her to change gears in a way. To “switch codes.” Each of us as we participate in different environments with diverse expectations and duties switch various codes of our own. In my life I most often switch between a normal code, a snarky code, and a business code. In general my ‘normal code’ is a relatively unaccented

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    Language is what makes humans distinct. Although, people may believe language is solely used for communication, although it is more than that. Language is power, and essentially it is a power no one can take away from you. It is evident in “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” that language is an essential part of the authors’ life; in The Tempest one would see language important as well. Both works suggest that language can leads to power, but Gloria Anzaldua believes that language is what makes her, her, where

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    chapter, “How to Tame a Wild Tongue.” She translates some of the Spanish words and phrases into English such as ruca to girl or women and periquiar to talk (Anzaldua 474). Other phrases she doesn’t translate to English. A phrase she does not translate is where she converses with her mother about wanting Anzaldua to speak in English. Part of the text was in English and then it converts to Spanish (471). She switches between the languages throughout the essay because it demonstrates how the languages

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