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Since my childhood I am interested in literary and linguistic issuesmore precisely on multilingualism In fact I grew up in the FrenchGuyana This European outpost in Latin America - almost a paradox tocall it this way - has French as its official language and therefore Iam a native speaker of French However there are several CreolesFrench Guyanese Martinique Guadeloupe and Haitian Creoles SaamakaPamaka etc several Amerindian languages Kalina Palikur etcspoken in a diglossic situation The place also hosts Indo-Europeanlanguages due to the international presence among other things fromworkers at the Guyanese Space Center located a few miles away fromKourou the second largest city If someone walks through the streets ofthis city heshe will also notice that the languages of the neighborsBrazil and Surinam are also widely used After that period there once returned to the metropolis - France Ienrolled at the University of Provence I completed a BA in HispanicPhilology Due to my growing interest that I had and still have formultilingualism I chose Catalan Studies as a major specializationknowing that Spain is a country whose legal linguistic landscape is verycomplex Thanks to my results in the program at the University of Provence thefaculty members supported me choosing a one-year Erasmus exchange withthe University of Granada Spain and I decided to stay one more year bysigning a contract as a free-mover student with the universitiesmentioned above Those two years of study refreshed my interest in Linguistics andLiterature I am passionate with subjects such as SociolinguisticsDialectology Geolinguistics and Speech In addition I extended therange of languages studied since I chose classes in Romanian andGalician Since it was only a basic level of Galician language andliterature and I wanted to deepen my knowledge I attended a summercourse as a fellow at the University of Santiago de Compostela Thatallowed me to broaden my perspective and it was exciting to knowprofessors and researchers with whom I still have close relationships After finishing the study period granted at the University
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