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Swe Vs. Sbe Essay

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            Language is in fact very much an influence to one’s personal characteristics; it can shape the way you’re seen and, depending on how much control you have over it, one can even shape language to show different parts of our personal selves to the public. Different languages can tell others many things about you and even just the way you speak a specific language can tell so much more about someone than they may bargain for. One’s private self is that part of someone that’s very nonchalant about the things around them; it has a very comforting feeling to it. A private self is that person you are at home, around the ones that have no choice on whether to love you or not. A public ...view middle of the document...

As much one may not want to learn SWE because it is not one’s own language it is one of those things that changes once we grow up; doing things you may not want to do but will help in the long run. Also In this essay David Foster Wallace speaks of how other authors and public speakers speak in SWE even if their language or dialect is really Standard Black English, SBE, one being the author Baldwin (Wallace, 30). To the people that SBE is their first language or dialect it is their entire identity. Once this person completely learns SWE that is when SBE becomes part of their personal and private identity, turning SWE into their public language. For example Baldwin makes it very evident in the essay “If Black English Isn’t A Language, Then Tell Me, What Is?” that his personal language is SBE. However, determined to be heard he leaves it as his private language and only speaks in SWE. This is the way he wants his public to see him; not because he is hiding his own personal language but because he wants to be heard. As David Foster Wallace states, SBE is not the best way to get positive attention from a public.
                 Being heard is one important topic in the essay by Richard Rodriguez "Aria: Memoir of a Bilingual Childhood". Richard Rodriguez was once a bilingual child coming to a different part of America without the ability to speak any English, which from my own experience is one of the hardest things to go through as a child. He states that he does not believe in the bilingual teaching system in response he states “I hear them and am forced to say no: It is not possible for a child, any child, ever to use his family’s language in school.”(PG36). He is convinced that a private language should not be spoken outside of a private homely place. I know from personal experience that when a child is put into a classroom with their personal language they lose strive to learn the new public language, in this case being English, which they will need in life to succeed. At first Richard doesn’t feel the need to learn the English language when he moves to Sacramento, but that soon changes. He states “At last, seven years old, I came to believe what had been technically true since my birth: I was an American Citizen” (Rodriguez, 40), this realization made Richard Rodriguez change his mind about the need for English, he finally realized it was a necessity for his public personality, to fit it and be a “member of the crowd” (Rodriguez, 42). Richard Rodriguez also speaks about Black English and agrees with David Foster Wallace in the points of it being a private language. Just like Spanish, SBE is not for the public, he states “... So Black English would be a dangerous language to use in the schooling of teenagers for whom it reinforces feelings of public separateness.”(Rodriguez, 45) which is true. Not knowing a language may make some feel worthless, and less...

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