Performance/paper – Languages Perform Us

In March I presented a paper at a conference on multilingualism at the University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez. My performance was about decolonizing the concept of ‘first language’ and how the term ‘non-native’ gets applied to people who speak multiple languages other than English.

I presented this as an interactive storytelling performance. Click here for the text of the performance:

Languages Perform Us: Decolonizing Options for Multilingual Identities

UPDATE: This was published in Qualitative Inquiry, Vol 21, Issue 2, in February 2015:
Languages Perform Us: Decolonizing Options for Multilingual Identities