Literacy In Sherman Alexie's Definition Of Language

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Grammars. Grammar errors. You are missing an “s” at the end of a plural because it is not singular. Whatever the rules are I still don’t get them. As you can see this paper is probably full of grammar mistakes more than anything else. Being a bilingual student is very hard to distinguish the differences in what is grammatically correct or grammatically incorrect. Not to mention, my definition of grammar is that it sounds grammatically correct in my ears, therefore, I don’t know you what you are talking about. Up until this moment, literacy to me means learning how to write grammatically correct unlike Sherman Alexie, article on Superman and Me, definition of literacy. As for Alexie meaning of literacy is the importance of being able to read and outlived the stereotype by declaring that, “we were expected to fail in the non-Indian world...They refuse and resist. ‘Books,’ I say to them. ‘Books,’ I say...I am smart. I am arrogant. I am lucky. I am trying to save our lives” (3-4). The author has a story that built up his definition of literacy while my…show more content…
The word “literacy” alone has a huge impact to my unperfect or as you can say informal English. Many would criticize and laughed at native speakers but did anyone every thought of the struggles of balancing two different languages with various different style within the language. As Amy Tan. the author of Mother Tongue, had mentioned, “that Asian students, as a whole, always do significantly better on math achievement tests than in English. And this makes me think that there are other Asian- American students whose English spoken in the home might also be described a ‘broken’...” Tan is describing the struggles that Asian- American students faced in America (4). In addition to Tan’s statement, I can relate back to my daily life; learning the formal English in school, speaking Vietnamese at home, and listening to the limited English

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