41: Language: Adult Third Culture Kid Tanya Crossman, Author of Misunderstood, Learned Mandarin Chinese on 3 Continents
In the Podcast episode, we talked to Tanya Crossman, author of Misunderstood The Impact of Growing Up Overseas in the 21st Century about her experiences learning and using Mandarin Chinese since she was a teenager. Tanya has a deep connection both to Chinese culture and language but her language story does not stop there.
It also includes the languages and dialects she was exposed to growing up in different countries, studying 12 languages thus far, dreaming in “the language that is contextually appropriate” and her love of learning language scripts. Tanya’s insights into the cultural aspects of Mandarin Chinese are as clear as can be, even for someone not familiar with Mandarin Chinese at all.
A special thank you to Mo Sibyl from the More Sibyl Podcast. It was her episode with Tanya that got us connected. If you’d like to know more about Tanya’s Third Culture Kid history or research, this is a great episode to listen to.
Tanya’s Chinese language and culture blog:
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Music courtesy of Damon Castillo,"I Hope You Figured It Out" song on the "Mess of Me" album
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