- 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
average fixed cost
fixed cost divided by the quantity of output
average total cost
total cost divided by the quantity of output
the equipment and structures used to produce goods and services
a group of firms acting in unison
the property whereby countries that start off poor tend to grow more rapidly than countries that start off rich
money that takes the form of a commodity with intrinsic value
the amount a buyer is willing to pay for a good minus the amount the buyer actually pays for it
the fall in total surplus that results from a market distortion, such as a tax
the interest rate on the loans that the Fed makes to banks
input costs that do not require an outlay of money by the firm
internalizing the externality
altering incentives so that people take account of the external effects of their actions
the regular pattern of income variation over a person’s life
a tax that is the same amount for every person
marginal tax rate
the amount that taxes increase from an additional dollar of income
negative income tax
a tax system that collects revenue from high-income households and gives subsidies to lowincome households
net capital outflow
the purchase of foreign assets by domestic residents minus the purchase of domestic assets by foreigners
the ability of an individual to own and exercise control over scarce resources
a dislike of uncertainty
the manner in which the burden of a tax is shared among participants in a market
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