For Uyechi describe the struggles Asian American immigrant face

For
the period of 19th century the United States is major wave of immigration, most
came to pursuit a greater economic while some came to freedom. Today, most
migrants came from Asia rather than other nation. According to the Asian
American voices, majority Asian immigration doesn’t speak English and adopted
English speakers always show signs of ancestry. The admirable migrants in this
group are Asian speakers with a large enough number to maintain their ancestral
language together with English in Asian American communities. Asians are not
new immigrants for this country, in the chapter 12, Huebner and Uyechi describe
the struggles Asian American immigrant face learning and speaking English; a
part of language in the negotiation identities in multiculturalism and
generations, the racial discrimination and language in the land of freedom.

The
Asian American voices chapter describes the beginning of Asian migration,
before Columbus is present compass in the Pacific and throughout Asia. Although
Asian immigrants are familiar, but this chapter will emphasize the fact that
Asian Americans consists of community members, multifaceted analysis first and
second group of Asian immigrants to Hawaii, and Asians in mainland, different
countries of origin and linguistic. The covers a wide variety of diverse
societies where the language family is a member of multiple relatives,
including Chinese, Austro-Asiatic, Sino-Tibetan, Indo- European, Austronesian,
and beyond Japanese and Korean, commonly identified languages that have family
members involved. Asian American community is very diverse bonded bond in
English.

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United
States attracts immigrants from all over the world. Unfortunately, some
immigrant was targeted by anti-immigrant to race, color, and language. Children
immigrant’s community was seen as the weak target to the bully. Therefore, it
is struggle for new immigrants to know how to deal with bully effectively
because they unable speak English. Undeniably, I was immigrant to the United
States on summer 2005, living on a daily basis without being able to speak and
understand English. I was upset and kept asking myself how long I will speak
English as well normally like them, it up the same way. Every day I still face
the problem of expressing speak English.

Unforgettable
experience my freshman year, I had a classmate named Honey Vang. Every
assignment Mrs. Lam needed some Hmong student to translate for me, made sure I
understand what they were doing and I wasn’t behind. Pheng Yang always
translates for me, unlucky him wasn’t come to the class that day. During the
assignment Mrs. Lam spoke to me but I don’t get what she said. Then I heard
Mrs. Lam asked Honey to translate Hmong for me, she rejected it because she
said she wasn’t Hmong. So she can’t explanation the assignment as a Hmong
language for me. Mrs. Lam asked why her last name is Vang, so she wasn’t Hmong.
She answer Mrs. Lam that her last name Vang, but she was Chinese. I don’t have
all what they conversation, but I understand what they are talk about. In fact,
she was Hmong; I know it’s not a big deal that she rejects me because I was
immigrant. But she forgot who she was, where her parents are belonging to. She
forgot her parents as refugees before immigrant here.

I
got away from people at school, when I speak to them; they made fun at my
English. I was hiding the pain inside, so they don’t bother me. I know what
they said, but I can’t talk it back. Indeed, I was the victimized that other
children are learning to anti-immigrant. What motivates them to hate others
because we all speak different languages? After that I came to school I don’t
feel safe, I’m the most racist of jokes and mockery. And all I have pushed it
down. I pushed my feelings down day-by-day, laughing with their jokes,
pretending everything was fine, when they saw me and I just pushed through. If
I was born a white guy, guess I don’t have to deal with English; I don’t have
to be immigrant. Therefore, I blend my native language with English to communicate
with others. Sometimes it is difficult to understand what I try to communicate
with. I have nowhere, there’s no point trying to change my English. In
addition, majority immigrants who learned to speak English; it ends up with
foreign language sounds. If you are pay attention to they emphasize some word
in certain situations, listening comprehension to their voices. You can see
their body language during they are speak without pronunciation. They words
still confused with people who speak native English. No doubt that English is
your second language, the pronunciation is not intelligible. When I flew to
Minnesota, I saw Americans conversation; they don’t move their lips and make
throat sound, using their language actively. For myself I found this is was hardest
part in speaking English. Hence as most Asian immigrants grow up, just speaking
their native tongue means that when they are learning English they have to
learn all the new sounds or try to use English as a lingua franca. English
learners who migrated to learn English in Asia are concerned about the accuracy
of pronunciation.

However,
all languages remain differs place to place over the time; people who speak
native English don’t understand how immigrants speak English accent that
happens to traditional Asian accent. Some people immigrant study harder than
other who speak native of English, but is no way to speak English as well. But
don’t worry too much; it did not happen during the night. There is no royal
road when it comes to learning speak English. But no time frame for learning
English. Some immigrant’s friend I’ve met for high school and they still speak
the same as they just got off the plane, because they never took it seriously.
It will not be easy because of linguistic barriers and differences cultural.
English is most beautiful linguistic I’ve ever known, when Americans write or
speak, it draw you a picture of conversation. And that’s why I’m still focused
to learning this language, as every linguist will express me, the idea of
speech perfect way to illusion; no one actually has an accent perfect; English
is a dynamic, arbitrary, and volatile language over time.   

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