Mysterious Power of Language

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“Broken” English, people see it as something that is limit’s people because of the incorrect grammar spoken and a burden to carry. Amy Tan thinks otherwise because it’s how she communicates with her mother and how she understands the world she lives in. Tan goes on talking about “the power of language” and goes to a point where her mother “broken” language can affect the effectiveness of what she’s trying to convey, negatively; then explain how math is a top choice for non-English speakers, not an English teacher.
Tan goes on talking about how language is important and how “the power of language” can change the way people feel, show ideas, and just the simple truth (Tan, 1). In the passage, she describes how her mother suffered through people that don’t take her seriously, did not give her good service and ignored her “because she expressed them imperfectly, her thoughts were imperfect” (Tan, 2).
With this, Tan spoke for her mother because of the experience she suffered through. By age fifteen, Tan was disgusted as her mother and spoke to people within the business faculty when she called to her stockbroker in New York; she was losing money in her business and was aggravated. Whispering to her daughter, “What he want, I come to New York tell him front of his boss, you cheating me?” Tan translated it into a perfectly grammar free response which concerned the stockbroker. (Tan, 2) Understanding what her mother is saying and translating in a way her mother couldn’t do. Only Tan can truly understand what’s she saying and elaborate the message being represented in how angry her tone is.
As Tan talks about math, “there is only one correct answer,” whereas to English there are many ways to say a certain thing. It’s like an accent but ...

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...s ago, but it hasn’t arrived” to be perfect English is overrated because to others, their way of speaking English has deletion of words that are not necessary. (Tan, 2) Being born as a non-English speaker and being criticized for her “perfect” English; I mean to Tan’s mother, her English “is perfectly clear, perfectly natural.” (Tan, 1)
To conclude, Tan’s claim was that the label “broken” English is overrated because language are meant to be understood by the people you are trying to converse with, not everyone. If everyone understands each other, it makes all of us the same and the term “broken” English wouldn’t exist. Just because you don’t understand someone doesn’t make it broken, it’s like saying that the British English is broken because we can’t really understand them sometimes and have a weird accent, is just too much to call something like that overrated.
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