Beatrix Fife is a musician and a painter. She lives in Tokyo.
She speaks five languages (French, Norwegian, Italian, English and Japanese).
This column is about how her world of languages developed in her childhood.
You will find real communication in the process of constructing her identity through the languages.
The column is in French, in English and Japanese.
The original text being in French, Bix has rewritten it in English from the point of view of the language she uses, thus being not a translation. It has kindly been translated from English to Japanese by Ms. Yukari Nakayama.