Bilingual Being: My Life as a Hyphen 9780773588271

An intimate memoir of a bilingual childhood in Quebec at mid-century that shows how language can reshape a life after tr

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Bilingual Being: My Life as a Hyphen
 9780773588271

Table of contents :
Cover
BILINGUAL BEING
Title
Copyright
CONTENTS
Prologue
1 My Mother Tongue/My Mother’s Tongue
2 Un Boubou
3 A New Linguistic Landscape
4 Cultural Borderlands
5 Saints and Sinners
6 The View from Here
7 Insiders and Outsiders
8 Religion: The Language of the Bedroom
9 My Brother: My Flip Side
10 English Roots
11 Battle Lines
12 Becoming Other
13 French Roots
14 The Double Frame
15 Inheritance
16 On Being Not Quite Right
17 Shifting Grandmothers
18 Ruptures
19 Imaginary Companions
20 On the Wings of Geese
21 The Gifts I Keep
Epilogue
Acknowledgments
POEMS
Letter
Clockwork
Boxes
Landslide
Pirouette
Mouse House
Sacrilege
Undershirt
Pronoun
Daisies
Purple
Wings
Definitions
Thankful
Party
Angry Bird
Crafts
Codes
Fish
Etiology
Installation
Partridges
Avalanche
Libellule/Dragonfly

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