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English Writing 111: Basic Writing Fall 2014 Exploratory Writing 1.1 Instructor Kate Litterer

How to Tame a Wild Tongue Gloria Anzaldúa

In "How to Tame a Wild Tongue," Gloria Anzaldúa describes the very complex linguistic situation she negotiates on a daily basis. Make a graphic/image/outline/list representing some of the relationships between the many languages she discusses in the essay.

Additionally, think about your own complex linguistic situation. Are you multilingual? Do you use slang or different language when talking to different people? When and where do you switch language/"language"? Why do you adjust your language?