Two Perspectives of Language and Culture Essay by Master Researcher
Two Perspectives of Language and Culture
A review of the effects that language has on culture and social standing.
# 86165 | 675 words | 3 sources | 2005 |
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Anthropology (General) , Communication (General) , Language (General)
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This paper compares the work "South Englishes, North Englishes" by Nuzhat Amin and "Why My Mother Can't Speak English" by Gary Engkent. This paper reviews the commonality of both, in that foreigners or those speaking with a foreign accent, are often not accepted fully into the society of the "new" country.
From the Paper:"In comparing the Nuzhat Amin's "South Englishes, North Englishes" and Gary Engkent's "Why My Mother Can't Speak English" one becomes aware of some of the positive and negative effects of language on culture. These effects are often a result of what Amin describes as a "native speaker's" "views of language [which] often correspond to views of social status of language users" (Amin 159)/ As a result, those who speak with English with an accent or as in Engkent's story, someone who is unable or not willing to become fluent in the new language, are often placed in a position that sets them aside."
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