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business executives All my classmates certainly must have been uneasy on that first day of school as most children are uneasy to find themselves apart from their families in the first institution of their lives But I was astonished.The nun said, in a friendly but oddly impersonal voice, Boys and girls, this is Richard Rodriguez I heard her sound out Rich heard Road ree guess It was the first time I had heard anyone name me in English Richard, the nun repeated slowly, writing my name down in her black leather book Quickly I turned to see my mother s face dissolve in a watery blur behind the pebbled glass door Many years later there is something called bilingual education a scheme proposed in the late 1960s by Hispanic American social activists, later endorsed by a congressional vote It is a program that seeks to permit non English speaking children, many from lower class homes, to use their family language as the language of school Such is the goal its supporters announce I hear them and am forced to say no It is not possible for a child any child ever to use his family s language in school Not to understand this is to misunderstand the public uses of schooling and to trivialize the nature of intimate life a family s language Memory teaches me what I know of these matters the boy reminds the adult I was a bilingual child, a certain kind socially disadvantaged the son of working class parents, both Mexican immigrants.In the early years of my boyhood, my parents coped very well in America My father had steady work My mother managed at home They were nobody s victims Optimism and ambition led them to a house our home many blocks from the Mexican south side of town We lived among gringos and only a block from the biggest, whitest houses It never occurred to my parents that they couldn t live wherever they chose Nor was the Sacramento of the fifties bent on teaching them a contrary lesson My mother and father were annoyed than intimidated by those two or three neighbors who tried initially to make us unwelcome Keep your brats away from my sidewalk But despite all they achieved, perhaps because they had so much to achieve, any deep feeling of ease, the confidence of belonging in public was withheld from them both They regarded the people at work, the faces in crowds, as very distant from us They were the others, los gringos That term was interchangeable in their speech with another, even telling, los americanos.I grew up in a house where the only regular guests were my relations For one day, enormous families of relatives would visit and there would be so many people that the noise and the bodies would spill out to the backyard and front porch Then, for weeks, no one came by It was usually a salesman who rang the doorbell Our house stood apart A gaudy yellow in a row of white bungalows We were the people with the noisy dog The people who raised pigeons and chickens We were the foreigners on the block A few neighbors smiled and waved We waved back But no one in the family knew the names of the old couple who lived next door until I was seven years old, I did not know the names of the kids who lived across the street.In public, my father and mother spoke a hesitant, accented, not always grammatical English And they would have to strain their bodies tense to catch the sense of what was rapidly said by los gringos At home they spoke Spanish The language of their Mexican past sounded in counterpoint to the English of public society The words would come quickly, with ease Conveyed through those sounds was the pleasing, soothing, consoling reminder of being at home.During those years when I was first conscious of hearing, my mother and father addressed me only in Spanish in Spanish I learned to reply By contrast, English ingles , rarely heard in the house, was the language I came to associate with gringos I learned my first words of English overhearing my parents speak to strangers At five years of age, I knew just enough English for my mother to trust me on errands to stores one block away No .I was a listening child, careful to hear the very different sounds of Spanish and English Wide eyed with hearing, I d listen to sounds than words First, there were English gringo sounds So many words were still unknown that when the butcher or the lady at the drugstore said something to me, exotic polysyllabic sounds would bloom in the midst of their sentences Often, the speech of people in public seemed to me very loud, booming with confidence The man behind the counter would literally ask, What can I do for you But by being so firm and so clear, the sound of his voice said that he was a gringo he belonged in public society.I would also hear then the high nasal notes of middle class American speech The air stirred with sound Sometimes, even now, when I have been traveling abroad for several weeks, I will hear what I heard as a boy In hotel lobbies or airports, in Turkey or Brazil, some Americans will pass, and suddenly I will hear it again the high sound of American voices For a few seconds I will hear it with pleasure, for it is now the sound of my society a reminder of home But inevitably already on the flight headed for home the sound fades with repetition I will be unable to hear it any.When I was a boy, things were different The accent of los gringos was never pleasing nor was it hard to hear Crowds at Safeway or at bus stops would be noisy with sound And I would be forced to edge away from the chirping chatter above me.I was unable to hear my own sounds, but I knew very well that I spoke English poorly My words could not stretch far enough to form complete thoughts And the words I did speak I didn t know well enough to make into distinct sounds Listeners would usually lower their heads, better to hear what I was trying to say But it was one thing for me to speak English with difficulty It was troubling for me to hear my parents speak in public their high whining vowels and guttural consonants their sentences that got stuck with eh and ah sounds the confused syntax the hesitant rhythm of sounds so different from the way gringos spoke I d notice, over, that my parents voices were softer than those of gringos we d meet.I am tempted now to say that none of this mattered In adulthood I am embarrassed by childhood fears And, in a way, it didn t matter very much that my parents could not speak English with ease Their linguistic difficulties had no serious consequences My mother and father made themselves understood at the county hospital clinic and at government offices And yet, in another way, it mattered very much it was unsettling to hear my parents struggle with English Hearing them, I d grow nervous, my clutching trust in their protection and power weakened.There were many times like the night at a brightly lit gasoline station a blaring white memory when I stood uneasily, hearing my father He was talking to a teenaged attendant I do not recall what they were saying, but I cannot forget the sounds my father made as he spoke At one point his words slid together to form one word sounds as confused as the threads of blue and green oil in the puddle next to my shoes His voice rushed through what he had left to say And, toward the end, reached falsetto notes, appealing to his listener s understanding I looked away to the lights of passing automobiles I tried not to hear any But I heard only too well the calm, easy tones in the attendant s reply Shortly afterward, walking toward home with my father, I shivered when he put his hand on my shoulder The very first chance that I got, I evaded his grasp and ran on ahead into the dark, skipping with feigned boyish exuberance.But then there was Spanish Espaol my family s language Espaol the language that seemed to me a private language I d hear strangers on the radio and in the Mexican Catholic church across town speaking in Spanish, but I couldn t really believe that Spanish was a public language, like English Spanish speakers, rather, seemed related to me, for I sensed that we shared through our language the experience of feeling apart from los gringos It was thus a ghetto Spanish that I heard and I spoke Like those whose lives are bound by a barrio, I was reminded by Spanish of my separateness from los otros, los gringos in power But intensely than for most barrio children because I did not live in a barrio Spanish seemed to me the language of home Most days it was only at home that I d hear it It became the language of joyful return.A family member would say something to me and I would feel myself specially recognized My parents would say something to me and I would feel embraced by the sounds of their words Those sounds said I am speaking with ease in Spanish I am addressing you in words I never use with los gringos I recognize you as someone special, close, like no one outside You belong with us In the family Ricardo At the age of five, six, well past the time when most other children no longer easily notice the difference between sounds uttered at home and words spoken in public, I had a different experience I lived in a world magically compounded of sounds I remained a child longer than most I lingered too long, poised at the edge of language often frightened by the sounds of los gringos, delighted by the sounds of Spanish at home I shared with my family a language that was startlingly different from that used in the great city around us.For me there were none of the gradations between public and private society so normal to a maturing child Outside the house was public society inside the house was private Just opening or closing the screen door behind me was an important experience I d rarely leave home all alone or without reluctance Walking down the sidewalk, under the canopy of tall trees, I d warily notice the suddenly silent neighborhood kids who stood warily watching me Nervously, I d arrive at the grocery store to hear there the sounds of the gringo foreign to me reminding me that in this world so big, I was a foreigner But then I d return Walking back toward our house, climbing the steps from the sidewalk, when the front door was open in summer, I d hear voices beyond the screen door talking in Spanish For a second or two, I d stay, linger there, listening Smiling, I d hear my mother call out, saying in Spanish words Is that you, Richard All the while her sounds would assure me You are home now come closer inside With us S, I d reply.Once inside the house I would resume assume my place in the family The sounds would dim, grow harder to hear Once at home, I would grow less aware of that fact It required, however, no than the blurt of the doorbell to alert me to listen to sounds all over again The house would turn instantly still while my mother went to the door I d hear her hard English sounds I d wait to hear her voice return to soft sounding Spanish, which assured me, as surely as did the clicking tongue of the lock on the door, that the stranger was gone.Plainly, it is not healthy to hear such sounds so often It is not healthy to distinguish public words from private sounds so easily I remained cloistered by sounds, timid and shy in public, too dependent on voices at home And yet it needs to be emphasized I was an extremely happy child at home I remember many nights when my father would come back from work, and I d hear him call out to my mother in Spanish, sounding relieved In Spanish, he d sound light and free notes he never could manage in English Some nights I d jump up just at hearing his voice With mis hermanos I would come running into the room where he was with my mother Our laughing so deep was the pleasure became screaming Like others who know the pain of public alienation, we transformed the knowledge of our public separateness and made it consoling the reminder of intimacy Excited, we joined our voices in a celebration of sounds We are speaking now the way we never speak out in public We are alone together, voices sounded, surrounded to tell me Some nights, no one seemed willing to loosen the hold sounds had on us At dinner, we invented new words Ours sounded Spanish, but made sense only to us We pieced together new words by taking, say, an English verb and giving it Spanish endings My mother s instructions at bedtime would be lacquered with mock urgent tones Or a word like s would become, in several notes, able to convey added measures of feeling Tongues explored the edges of words, especially the fat vowels And we happily sounded that military drum roll, the twirling roar of the Spanish r Family language my family s sounds The voices of my parents and sisters and brother Their voices insisting You belong here We are family members Related Special to one another Listen Voices singing and sighing, rising, straining, then surging, teeming with pleasure that burst syllables into fragments of laughter At times it seemed there was steady quiet only when, from another room, the rustling whispers of my parents faded and I moved closer to sleep Chapter TwoSupporters of bilingual education today imply that students like me miss a great deal by not being taught in their family s language What they seem not to recognize is that, as a socially disadvantaged child, I considered Spanish to be a private language What I needed to learn in school was that I had the right and the obligation to speak the public language of los gringos The odd truth is that my first grade classmates could have become bilingual, in the conventional sense of that word, easily than I Had they been taught as upper middle class children are often taught early a second language like Spanish or French, they could have regarded it simply as that another public language In my case such bilingualism could not have been so quickly achieved What I did not believe was that I could speak a single public language.Arresting Splendidly written intellectual autobiography Boston Globe Superb autobiographical 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