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Home Language[1]

Home Language[1]

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Published by: Barbee DeBrocq on Dec 07, 2010
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Home Language:
Think about the kind of language that your family uses at home.How is italike or different from how you speak in the classroom or with your friends or in other communities to which you belong. How does it fit into the concept of Standard AmericanEnglish as you understand it?Barbee DeBrocq DeBrocq 1Professor Jan RiemanEnglish 1103September 23, 2010Writing to Explore: Home LanguageIn my house, we don’t talk like we are a politician or someone who is super important.We don’t speak like we are giving a presentation, and we definitely don’t always use proper grammar. If you are in my house, everyone is comfortable and talks how they want. Well notnecessarily, there is no disrespect tolerated but you get the picture.My mom has five brothers and they all grew up in Miami, so proper grammar usage andswearing was never really a big deal. I was around my wild uncles and older cousins all the timeand I would sometimes pick up on things they said. My parents watched it when my sister and Iwere a lot younger but it wasn’t like we wouldn’t hear those “bad” words anyways. I am socomfortable with my family that I cuss in front of my parents all the time. I have never cussed atany of my elders or used profanity in a disrespectful manner; however, cussing is a bad habit.Sometimes I like to call swearing, “word vomit” because they tend to just slip out unexpectedly.I blame my mother for my potty mouth.Although my comfort level with my family is abundant, it is even greater with myfriends. I mean, whose isn’t? When you hear one of your friends use some random word insubstitute for another, you start to pick up on it. None of my friends use Ebonics, thank goodness! We actually mock it and it is quite hilarious, but we definitely don’t speak properly. I

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