Mother Tongues

Some articles on mother tongue, mother tongues, mothers:

Languages Of Uttar Pradesh - Inventories
... Indian census uses two specific classifications in its own unique way (1) 'language' and (2) 'mother tongue' ... The 'mother tongues' are grouped within each 'language' ... Many 'mother tongues' so defined would be considered a language rather than a dialect by linguistic standards ...
Origin Of Language - Language Origin Hypotheses - Problems of Reliability and Deception - The 'mother Tongues' Hypothesis
... The 'mother tongues' hypothesis was proposed in 2004 as a possible solution to this problem ... Fitch suggests that languages were originally 'mother tongues' ... If language evolved initially for communication between mothers and their own biological offspring, extending later to include adult relatives as well, the interests of speakers and listeners ...
Languages Of India - Inventories
... two specific classifications in its own unique way (1) 'language' and (2) 'mother tongue' ... The 'mother tongues' are grouped within each 'language' ... Many 'mother tongues' so defined would be considered a language rather than a dialect by linguistic standards ...

Famous quotes containing the words tongues and/or mother:

    Upon my tongues continual slanders ride,
    The which in every language I pronounce,
    Stuffing the ears of men with false reports.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    My mother and father are the only people on the whole planet for whom I will never begrudge a thing. Should I achieve great things, it is the work of their hands; they are splendid people and their absolute love of their children places them above the highest praise. It cloaks all of their shortcomings, shortcomings that may have resulted from a difficult life.
    Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860–1904)