Once these immigrants start to feel comfortable with their English, they are often pushed off by their native tongue because of embarrassment and disrespect to their own language.
This creates identities of a certain culture and language, differing this person from another. Humans have the ability to communicate through verbal communication. This portrays how her own people have looked down upon her because the English she speaks now is evident through her Spanish, shaming the language as a whole in their eyes.
It therefore takes away some access to public societies such as making friends, engaging in civic groups. On the other hand, the family becomes more absorbed in the society that they do not express themselves in the same way.
It gives the person the power to express himself more effectively and interact with the whole society. As Leveridge explains, each human being is born the same way and experiences the same stages in life.
Meaning, a person is not forced to recognize a public identity yet using private language delineate him from participating in the public sphere. The cultural identity of a group would diminish especially if children will not be able to be educated with the private language, identity and culture.
This explains how language can be a pathway to culture. The dominant language marginalized or excludes the ethnic or foreign speakers at the time that the merge between different cultures starts. Since he could not fully understand what people around him speak about, he could not make friends.
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