David Low

David LOW 

Doctoral student on contract at Université Sorbonne Nouvelle

Thesis topic: « Les Hakkas de Maurice. Pratiques langagières et trajectoires diasporiques. » (« The Hakkas of Mauritius. Language practices and diasporic trajectories », to be written in French), under the supervision of  Cécilé Leguy, Sorbonne Nouvelle (LACITO)

Research topics

    • Linguistic anthropology
    • Anthropology of diasporas
    • Ethno-sociolinguistics



Language practices, diasporic trajectories, Chinese diasporas, Hakka language, languaging,acculturation, creolization, community, local/global


  • 2022 : Master’s degree in language didactics (Inalco)
  • 2019 : Licence Didactique des langues – Chinese language and civilization (Inalco)


Academic works

  • Low, D. (2022). “Chinese languages and identities in Mauritius. Le cas de la diaspora hakka” dumas-04524066, MA
    thesis defended on October 12, 2022 at Inalco under the supervision of Gilles Forlot.

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