When I read the article called “Why Do You Think You’re Right About Language? You’re Not” I found this article very interesting. Because the concept of this article is very driftnet, unique and up to date. I never read this kind of article before. Another thing I noticed that words are easy to understand.
In this article the main topic is why we are differentiate our writing language when we are using same language. We also see that writer is also talking about how we try to find correct language from different source.
This article is hardly criticize the language policy. When we read the first paragraph we see that writer is doing mockery of language policy through this lines “Perhaps you asserted the correct way to pronounce doge, never mind that the meme only went viral in 2013” through this lines writer wants to say that no one is perfect. If anyone try to be perfect they can’t because of others point of view.
In whole essay she discourse about “micro language”. Micro language is something that talks about one single language which we can say it in different way. Behind of this concept her intention was to say that, do not judge people buy their writing style. Because both may be right.
Every community have their own style to say something. It’s there nature. For an example, if take British English and American English. Language is like culture: it may be wrong to others but right to their own. Some time it can be different in same community. As an example, take Amy Tan’s “Mother tongue”. She and her mother belongs from same community but style of expressing language is different.
Writer is criticizing the process of finding correct or official English. She is saying “So what does this common English look like, and where can we find it? There’s a tendency, especially in cultures with an extensive written tradition, to say that the official version of English, say, is found in a book somewhere, perhaps the Oxford English Dictionary or various authoritative grammar texts. But a few moments of thought reveals that this cannot possibly be the case. If you’re a second-language learner of English who only learns from books—and doesn’t talk to any real speakers—you won’t sound nearly as natural as your more sociable fellow learner”. At the and she also says that language cant judge anyone merit.