Multilingualism as lived, felt and evolving through dialogue and melody of life

Dat Bao, Phan Le Ha

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Phan le Ha’s childhood in Hanoi, Vietnam, brought her in contact with words, expressions and songs in Russian, French, Chinese and English in turn: languages that were designated as the enemy's language, "alongside her mother tongue Vietnamese." In a duet with Bao Dat, they venture into a reflection on the hybridity and intertextuality of memories and languages rejecting colonial categorizations anchored in discourses of self and others.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultilingualism and Education
Subtitle of host publicationResearchers' Pathways and Perspectives
EditorsGail Prasad, Nathalie Auger, Emmanuelle Le Pichon-Vorstman
Place of PublicationCambridge UK
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781009037075
ISBN (Print)9781316517079, 9781009017053
Publication statusPublished - 2022


  • Proficiency
  • multilingual lived experience
  • multi-competence
  • sociocultural practices
  • multi-tonguedness
  • heteroglossia
  • third space
  • hybridity
  • intertextuality
  • intercultural empathy

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