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one's native language

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One of those was Batley Grammar School, who had 34 per cent of its 700 pupils whose mothertongue was another language.
He has choreographed works including Symbiosis in 1996 and Mothertongue in 1997.
On composer Nico Muhly's new album Mothertongue, the third part of the second piece, "Wonders" is entitled "A Complaint Against Thomas Weelkes.
Still, the most urgent matter remains education, also because of obvious problems arising from the acquisition of reading and writing skills by the means of a language which is not the mothertongue and hardly spoken by the parents.
Secondly, it is both wise and noble to extend the hand of brotherhood, friendship and commerce to these emerging superpowers by addressing them in their mothertongue.
With monthly open-mike shows at the Black Cat club and annual poetry slams, all of which yield door profits to local beneficiaries doing important work with at-risk women and girls, Mothertongue carries on the cultural ideals Herizon once offered--with a 21st-century twist.
Mothertongue facism, race and the science of language.
There is a powerful community of dykes in spoken word: Sister Spit in San Francisco, the Morrigan, Cliterati in Atlanta, Mothertongue in D.
She describes it as a very positive experience because it allows students to investigate the function of the particles, which do not have a direct equivalent in their mothertongue.
Electrographic correlates of speech activity in mothertongue and foreign language.
In 1986, writer and artist Roy Kiyooka asked translator Matsuki Masutani to interview his mother in her mothertongue and then "roughly" (p.
Within Quebec, intergenerational retention of language among mothertongue Francophones is essentially 100 percent.
Here we have not one but two: along with Butterflies comes MotherTongue by Chicana poet Demetria Martinez, winner of the 1994 Western States Book Award for Fiction.
In discussing the novels of Joan Riley, Isabel Carrera Suarez makes a point which is pertinent to the dilemma of Conde's protagonist: "In this literature of loss and absence, there is a literal and metaphorical absence that shapes the books: the absence of a mother, a mothertongue, a motherland.
A poet herself, Pollard makes clear that the group for whom the complexity of linguistic codes is Mothertongue will respond to the prose of Olive Senior and the poetry of Lorna Goodison on more levels than the rest of us will ever be able to do.