Holding our tongues

Mehta, Shefali Tripathi (2016) Holding our tongues. [Publications (Pre-joining)]

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The use of the term ‘mother tongue’ may be unsuitable in our evolving awareness and sensitivity to gender roles, and we’re better off calling it the ‘native’ or the ‘first’ language — still meaning the ‘mother tongue’ — the language the child hears first and is spoken to by the immediate carer, still more often than not, a mother.

Item Type: Publications (Pre-joining)
Authors: Mehta, Shefali Tripathi
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Subjects: Philosophy & psychology
Divisions: Azim Premji University
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjiuniversity.edu.in/id/eprint/4193
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