- 10.1: How is Amy Tans use of the phrase mother tongue ambiguous?
- 10.2: What does Tan mean by the power of language (para. 2)? What does th...
- 10.3: What are the different En glishes (para. 3) Tan describes in this e...
- 10.4: How would you describe Tans attitude toward her mother?
- 10.5: What does Tan mean when she says, I think my mothers En glish almos...
- 10.6: What is the associative situation (para. 17) that Tan claims accoun...
- 10.7: Why does Tan believe that envisioning a reader specifically, her mo...
- 10.8: What are some of the class and cultural distinctions that people en...
- 10.9: This essay was first published in Threepenny Review, which the nove...
- 10.10: Find examples in the essay where Orwell is guilty of the four fault...
- 10.11: Apply the following definition of slang from Whitmans essay to exam...
- 10.12: A more current essay by Tom Dalzell, an expert on American slang, e...
- 10.13: What similarities do you see among the sources that Anzalda has cit...
- 10.14: This essay was published in 1987, long before the day we now know a...
- 10.15: Maya has a lot of sympathy for students who experience test anxiety
- 10.EXERCISE 2: In Politics and the En glish Language, George Orwell cites the foll...
- 10.EXERCISE 3: Find an article in a newspaper, a memo from an organization, or a s...
Solutions for Chapter 10: Language
Full solutions for The Language of Composition: Reading, Writing, Rhetoric | 2nd Edition
a person who is performing an act for another person, called the principal
a curve that shows the quantity of goods and services that firms choose to produce and sell at each price level
the proposition that if private parties can bargain without cost over the allocation of resources, they can solve the problem of externalities on their own
balances in bank accounts that depositors can access on demand by writing a check
economies of scale
the property whereby long-run average total cost falls as the quantity of output increases
the uncompensated impact of one person’s actions on the wellbeing of a bystander
factors of production
the inputs used to produce goods and services
the idea that taxpayers with similar abilities to pay taxes should pay the same amount
law of demand
the claim that, other things being equal, the quantity demanded of a good falls when the price of the good rises
the claim that the government should aim to maximize the well-being of the worst-off person in society
the quantity of money available in the economy
a market structure in which only a few sellers offer similar or identical products
claims that attempt to describe the world as it is
an absolute level of income set by the federal government for each family size below which a family is deemed to be in poverty
the percentage of the population whose family income falls below an absolute level called the poverty line
the relationship between quantity of inputs used to make a good and the quantity of output of that good
the path of a variable whose changes are impossible to predict
rivalry in consumption
the property of a good whereby one person’s use diminishes other people’s use
a situation in which quantity demanded is greater than quantity supplied
total revenue (in a market)
the amount paid by buyers and received by sellers of a good, computed as the price of the good times the quantity sold