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About….Daphné L. Romy-Masliah and Cosmopolitanism!

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Welcome to a blog where all comments on English as an International Language, on Multiculturalism, on Plurilingualism and on Cosmopolitanism are at the core of our hopefully interesting conversation. At the very end of this page, you will  find the table of contents of this website which, I am happy to announce, is celebrating its 10th Anniversary 🎂🍾🎉

Vous enseigner ce que je sais ne m’intéresse pas. Je voudrais vous conduire à exprimer ce que vous savez. Robert Henri, peintre et maître de Hopper.

In this bilingual blog, you will find my full and (as often as possible) updated bibliography on plurilingualism and multiculturalism, some considerations regarding specific minorities (Indigenous people, African-American perspectives, Jewish Diasporas and political considerations on Israel…), my poetic mood, our Academie Across Borders, sociolinguistics, my occasional interventions regarding the news including, reports and travel related editorials across my various postings,  other topical pages as per the above menu in the upper section of each page such as Art, wanderings or “cosmo people”  such as myself…and in the below self-introduction, I hope you’ll understand why, so….

Let me introduce myself a bit…


French citizen born in Montmorency in the French  95th department, Swiss Resident, Scottish Baroness of  Sefardic Jewish Tunisian, Italian, Palestinian, Turkish and Maltese descent, I am cosmopolitan by the grace of a diaspora heritage of over 2000 years.

I obtained my PhD (magna cum laude) from the University PARIS-SORBONNE and taught in France, Canada, Switzerland and since 2003 in Algeria, as an Invited Professor at the University of Sidi Bel Abbès where I give occasional seminars. Parallel to my academic activities, I am currently back to teaching at the Ecole de Culture Générale Jean Piaget in Geneva after a wonderful sabbatical from August 20th 2012 to 2013! This enabled me to understand how priviledged and lucky I am to teach in Switzerland and how much I should give back to those in the rest of the world who are dedicated yet under-considered and/or underpaid for the most incredible occupation in the world, teaching.

I still travel quite a lot after this year 2013 which saw me visit destinations as different as South East Asia, the Middle East, Brazil, and many more, for which you should simply scroll down my homepage or look at the bottom of this page for a “reasoned topical table of contents”

I am a member of the Editorial Board of the French journal Droit et Cultures. My research and publications focus on the relation between International English, plurilingualism and multiculturalism.

You will find on this blog my various  publications and articles among which my contribution co-editor of the forthcoming issue (72) of  Droit et Cultures on :

Indigenous Languages in the City:
Romy-Masliah, Daphné and Hornsby, Michael (eds.) (2016), Les langues autochtones dans la cité (Droit et Cultures, 72; Paris: L’Harmattan).

And Check so the issues

I coordinated and translated the issue edited by Probal das Gupta and Papia Sengupta

 

Les Cultures à la Rencontre du Droit: l’Inde

9782343032801j click here for the pdf of the back cover: d&c

here’s its prestigious table of contents:

Présentation by Papia Sengupta and Probal Dasgupta
Castes, tribunaux et droit by Krishna Swamy Dara
Le langage judiciaire dans le droit de l’Inde classique by Jean-Claude Bonnan
Remise en cause de l’internalisme relatif au droit et à l’obligation légale by Sasheej Hegde
Rendre justice ou renforcer le patriarcat? by Sawmya Ray
Le concept de minorité(s) linguistique(s) en IndeLe cadre juridico-constitutionnel de l’accommodement by Papia Sengupta
Judges and Grammarians in Britain’s Liberal Pedagogic Performance: a Diglossic approach to Colonial Bengal, by Probal Dasgupta
and Fédéralisme, identités et langues officielles en Inde by Fernand de Varennes

and in 2012, together with

Geneviève Koubi,   Another special issue of the French Journal Droit et Culture: Koubi, G. and D. Romy-Masliah, Eds. (2012). S’entendre sur la langue. Droit et Cultures. Paris, L’Harmattan.

which deals with national and regional languages and includes the following papers (alphabetical order):

Adnan, A. H. M. (2012). “Perdre sa langue, perde son identité, se perdre. Le cas des enfants Orang Asli (aborigènes) de Malaisie.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 79-100.

Dasgupta, P. (2012). “La politique linguistique et les langues indiennes moins répandues.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 127-144.
De Varennes, F. (2012). “Langues officielles versus droit linguistiques: L’un exclut-il l’autre?” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 33-50.
Eftiemi, A. M., Oana (2012). “Protection des locuteurs et protection des langues minoritaires ou régionales en Roumanie.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 145-170.
Fishman, J. A. (2012). “Etats du Yiddish: les différents types de reconnaissance gouvernementale ou non gouvernementale (Varieties of Governement and Non-Governement recognition of Yiddish.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 23-32.
Hornsby, M. and T. Wicherkiewicz (2012). “Etre ou ne pas être (une minorité)? Le kachoube en Pologne.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 51-78.
Koubi, G. and D. Romy-Masliah (2012). “Présentation.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 11-22.
Reese, R. (2012). “Les manifestations linguistiques de l’oppression: l’expérience des Afro-Américains.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 171-190.
Yataco, M. (2012). “Les politiques de l’Etat et l’exclusion des langues autochtones au Pérou.” Droit et Cultures 63(S’entendre sur la langue): 101-126.

This blog is also dedicated to promoting a new network of active scholars, ACADEMIE SANS FRONTIERES-BORDERLESS ACADEMY-ACADEMY SIN FRONTERAS. I invite you to join and pledge for our page and our group on Facebook. Yes, I know and realize some of you are reluctant…I still believe that Facebook only uses what you choose to publish….and it’s a remarkable way to create a forum!

Talking about Forum, one of the achievements I take the most pride of, apart from ASF certainly is the creation of the very first group of Sociolinguists on Facebook. Among some of our achievements, we have detected new issues, identified new groups and conferences, issued a call for papers including only our members, initiated a very fruitful encounter in Peru, and certainly gather the most active scholars on Indigenous Languages Rights…Check for more info on our Indigenous Issues Page.

And don’t forget to apply for membership to Sociolinguists group on Facebook, the first group of Sociolinguists on this social network to see such wonderful opportunities arise, and to Académie Sans Frontières-Borderless Academy-Academia Sin Fronteras the group. Both of these groups have related pages.

More about me? Well, check my latest publications (and help yourself to the raspberries, they are home grown!):

revue L'anglais et les cultures : carrefour ou frontière ? Droit et Culture 54

Détail de l’ouvrage

S’ENTENDRE SUR LA LANGUE

Droit et Culture n°63

DROIT, JUSTICE IMMIGRATION, INTERCULTURELLINGUISTIQUE Entre écriture et oralité, les langues s’interpénètrent, puis s’emmêlent. Tout Etat, pour dire “son” droit, choisit une langue ou en désigne plusieurs comme “officielles” ou “nationales”. Les formes d’intercommunication indispensables à la cohésion sociale sont ici mises en regard, retenant d’une part les caractéristiques de la langue du droit face à la langue de droit(s), et, d’autre part, les fonctions sociales d’une langue par rapport à son statut en droit

.ISBN : 978-2-296-96558-4 • juin 2012 • 220 pagesPrix éditeur : 23 € 21,85 € / 143 FF

and my previous one:

L’ANGLAIS ET LES CULTURES : CARREFOUR OU FRONTIÈRE ?
Droit et Culture n°54
COMMUNICATION, MÉDIAS EDUCATION LANGUE

La place de l’anglais est devenue un sujet de controverse qui laisse peu d’espace à une évocation des aspects positifs d’une langue internationale démocratiquement répandue. Ces contributions nous présentent diverses constellations linguistiques dans un tour du monde incluant l’Irlande, la Suisse, l’Algérie, la Californie, Israël, le Mali, le Burkina Faso, la Zambie et la Malaisie. Elles examinent la menace théoriquement culturelle ou économiquement fondée que l’anglais fait peser sur le monde et s’interrogent sur le danger de cette mainmise d’une langue de la communication à l’échelon planétaire…

ISBN : 978-2-296-04910-9 • février 2008 • 276 pages
version numérique (pdf image-texte) : Commander la version numérique (-30%) 11 857 Ko

Prix éditeur : 23,63 €


My other publications, like yours if I was aware of it (if not, contact me via email at daphneromy (at) gmail (dot) com and I’ll give you my address) is under R or M in my bibliography 

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Daphné L. Romy-Masliah

TOPICAL TABLE OF CONTENTS: The main link IN CAPS is the PAGE and other links (in lower case) are posts related to this issue. Just click to access thèmes.

PS. Work in progress…if you’re in a rush ans the link isn’t on, simply copy paste these titles adding cosmopolitique and you should reach them !

COSMOPOLITANISM

ACADEMIE SANS FRONTIERES

AFRICAN AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES (18 posts by Prof. Renford Reese to date 5 Aug 2016)

Barack Obama ranks among the best five US Presidents 15 Feb 2016

America’s experiment with racial equality has failed 1 Sept 2015

On racism and other kinds of lack of respect 19 May 2014

12 Years a slave 30 Oct 2013

Nelson Mandela: A portrait of Great leadership 7 Dec 2013

12 Years a Slave revisited 9 Feb 2014

Double Tragedy of the Trayvon Martin Case 16 July 2013

42, by Renford Reese 2 May 2013

President Obama as Django 19 Feb 2013

Martin Luther King Jr. would still be disappointed in America 21 Jan 2013

What if Obama had Romney’s profile? 18 sept 2012

How the London Olympics will help Obama get reelected 15 Aug 2012

King would be disappointed in U.S. 21 Jan. 2013

The Deficit, Taxes and Politics 18 Aug 2011

Obama and the Republican Identity Crisis 27 May 2011

Obama’s Masterful Chess Game 28 Dec 2010

Renford Reese’s OpEd in defense of President Obama 30 July 2010

Obama’s inauguration 29 Jan 2009

COSMO PEOPLE

ABOUT DAPHNE ROMY-MASLIAH (THIS PAGE)

A Captive audience 9 Sept 2012

News and Updates 17 November 2012

Imagination and Achievement 14 Max 2012

De la Civilisation …cosmopolite

Sharing some great news with my friends

New Look

More cosmo than ever 9 March 2008

Just out of the press

Kaddish pour Henry

Cosmo Sri Lankan People

François Crépeau

Testimonies from cosmo people

Reason for Hope (we need immigration according to Peter Sutherland)

Geneviève Koubi

Global Economy and Global Eco Guru

Goodbye Toni Negri

Barenboïm (15 Sept 2006)

GLOBALIZATION OF TERROR AND RELIGIOUS FANATICISM (of all forms of intolerance and ways to combat it)

Beyond the political chaos: humanity

Kateb Yacine, quand tout est dit (6 March 2015)

Noruz Wishes

Nous sommes tous cosmopolites: lettre ouverte à ma (sous-)France

La Seule Exactitude (26 Aug 2016, 10th anniversary of Cosmopolitique.org)

Nous sommes tous en terrasse immédiatique

Paris s’éveille…je n’ai pas sommeil!

2016 wishes (2015 Review)

Let’s spring out of the dark pond

Un Coran d’air frais

Tis the time’s plague…(on January 2015 attacks)

Insoumission (9 janvier 2015)

Back from Paradise with mixed feelings

Can there be any light in this darkness? Account of a mistimed Haaretz Peace Conference

Tribute to Mohamad Chatah

March 8 2013,  Syrian Women International Day

Now it’s time to be worth your Nobel Prize Mr President

A quand un Luther musulman? 23 Sept. 2012

My 9/11 Remembrance Day

The jasmine fragrance

Great news for all the academic world

Thinking about Clotilde Reiss 

INDIAN IMPRESSIONS

India Seminar and Peace in General

De la Civilisation…cosmopolite

Back from Cosmopolitan India

INDIGENOUS POPULATIONS

La institucionalidad indigena en el Peru

Indigenous languages presentation, Bloemfontein

WIPCE RESEARCH NOTES (1)

WIPCE NOTES (2)

OpEd and letter of congratulations (Peruvian law 806)

INTERDEPENDENCE DAY AND RELATED ISSUES

Dublin Interdependence Celebration and Forum

Fall and Recover and the Irish Modern  Dance theatre narrative by John Scott

               Interdependence Day Dublin 2013

Ben Barber’s paper on America’s Knowledge Deficit

Interdependence Day Notes (Istanbul)

About Obama’s victory

ISRAEL and the JEWISH DIASPORA (JSTREET, JCALL AND THE TWO-STATE SOLUTION)

Can there be any light in this darkness? Account of a mistimed Haaretz Peace Conference

The Israeli Peace Initiative in Geneva

JCall Switzerland et l’accord cadre sur le nucléaire avec l’Iran

Retour à l’essentiel?

Eau en Israël-Jordanie-Palestine: la guerre des trois pour l’eau n’aura pas lieu

                 La Rédactrice en chef de Marianne à Genève pour JCall Switzerland

Thank you JCall (trip 2013)

Et si Motti avait raison?

Freudian considerations on the Israelo-Palestinian conflict (JCall trip 2013)

Naïve or Traitor? The last but not least contribution on JCall Trip to Israel and Palestinian Territories in 2013

Netanyahu never misses an opportunity…to miss an opportunity

November 29th, 2012, in Chiang Mai and in the rest of the cosmopolitan World

Thanksgiving 2012

Chemla, D., Ed. (2011) Morceaux Choisis

JCall (suite talmudique)

Vincent Peillon et autres bonnes feuilles

Henry Laurens et la Genèse du Conflit Israélo-Palestinien

+972 and other area codes

Compte-rendu de la conférence JCall 11 avril 2011

JCall reminder and cosmo perspectives

Diaspora Jews and the JCall

JCall in Switzerland

Jacques Attali and multilingual JCall

MY COSMOPOLITAN CITIES

Amsterdam (Dutch Cosmocultural impressions)

Belfast

Berlin

Sans Souci mais pas sans mémoire

Colmar (Cross Border artistic wanderings)

Los Angeles (California, Hong Kong and multicultural perspectives)

Paris, ma ville, ma vie, mes vices

Rowing, team spirit and cosmopolitanism

WE, The people

EDUCATION

ACADEMIE SANS FRONTIERES

New Page: ASF

FRANCE

Freud, Lacan, au secours

Le Dérapage, l’alphabet du DSK d’école

A French Minister found guilty of racist comments

Age and Freedom or is it nostalgia?

INSPIREE PAR ALAIN FINKIELKRAUT

La seule exactitude 

Lettre à ma (sous-) France

Halal meat in France

Emission Répliques/Alain Finkielkraut sur l’héritage de Mendès-France

Ben Barber’s paper on America’s Knowledge Deficit

FESTIVALS

Noruz Wishes (on Iran)

Happy New Year  2016

Happy New Year 5776

Exit 2014, Welcome 2015

2013 in review

5774raisons et souvenirs

Don’t look back, look ahead! Here comes 2014

Notes Pascales

Happy Spicy New Year 2013

Human Rights Lights

Thanksgiving 2012

News and Updates on my 50th

5773….and a bit of Kvetching

Bye Bye MMXI, hello MMXII

Chana Tova 5772

On Yom Hashoa and Labour Day 2011

Passover thoughts: Cultural Hybridity

Twenty one one

2010 in review

Yom Kippur

Voeux politiquement corrects

New Year count down

Happy Holidays????

High Holidays Shul booking

Jewish Mourning

ARTS AND CULTURE:

CONTEMPORARY ARTS

Cross Border artistic wanderings

Un (bon) coin du monde sous un ciel étoilé

Fall and Recover and the Irish Modern  Dance theatre narrative by John Scott

LITERATURE

Happy Birthday Frankenstein

Pas Pleurer (Lydie Salvaire)

Why Camus

DRAMA

l’Etre à la Page (sur le Festival de Grignan)

MEDIEVAL RELATED TOPICS

Cross Border artistic wanderings

OPERA

               From Liverpool to Glyndebourne

unexpected operatic Ceylan post-scriptum (Les Pêcheurs de Perles)

Va Pensiero

La Veuve Joyeuse

Bella Ciao has klezmer origins

POETIC MOOD

TRAVELING 

MY COSMOPOLITAN CITIES

WANDERING SPORTS

HIKING
ROWING

Rowing, team spirit and cosmopolitanism

MEDIEVAL PLEASURES

BRAZIL

Views and Bridges: Cosmopolitan Brazil from Avenue to Rua Simon Bolivar
Brazil and Beyond
Amazing Amazonia
Berbela, le coeur de la Favela

CAMBODIA

Adieu King Father

Ainsi s’achève l’histoire terrible de Norodom Sihanouk

CANADA

Nous sommes tous en terrasse immédiatique

CUBA

Cuba, insolite et inclassable

Cuba….ck in time

FRANCE

Aveyron

La Baie des Anges, Proie des Démons

l’Etre à la Page (sur le Festival de Grignan)

Paris, ma ville, mes vies, mes vices

Marseille (about to be) revisited

ICELAND

Icelandic Culture and Beyond

le feu sous la glace

Fenêtre sur l’Islande

Une certaine Sensualité islandaise

Good Friday in Cosmopolitan Reykjavik

From Islands to Iceland

INDIA

Back from Cosmopolitan India and 

Indian Impressions (19 Feb. 2012)

Indian Seminar and Peace in general (5 Feb 2012)

IRELAND(S)

The two faces of Ireland

 Breakfast in Belfast

Tall Ships in Belfast 2015

Interdependence Day in Dublin 2013

Irish modern dance theater narrative by John Scott

Interdependence forum 2013

The giant causeway and Game of throwns

The two faces of Ireland: Dublin

ISLE OF MAN

L’Ile de Man, des Vikings au cosmopolitanisme

A  feminine perspective on the Isle of Man…on Tynwald Day

Morocco

MYANMAR (Burma)

PERU

WIPCE Day 1

Cusco Day 2

From one Bolivar to the next

From Avenue Bolivar to Hotel Bolivar

Pre-Cusco Lima Day 1

Pre-cusco from Amsterdam

WIPCE Bouquet Final 

RUSSIA

St Petersbourg Day 1
St Petersbourg 2ème jour
St Petersbourg Day 3
St Petersbourg: 4ème jour
5th Day in St. Petersbourg

SERBIA

Cosmopolitan Serbia

Belgrade: jamais vu autant de déjà vu

SRI LANKA

First tea in Sri Lanka

Breakfast under the mango trees

Les demoiselles de la citadelle

Wild Sri Lanka

Visiting Sri Lanka during monsoon

Temples in Sri Lanka

Cosmo food paradise in Sri Lanka

A botanical Island: Sri Lankan catleyas to remember Swann

Cosmo SL People

Sri lanka is my cup of tea

A “brief” art and culture encounter: The Bawas

A temporary closing of the Sri Lankan Chapter

unexpected operatic Ceylan post-scriptum

SWITZERLAND

An interesting visit into European past religious war (Romainmôtier)

Is Switzerland such a strong democracy?

THAILAND

Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Spicy New Year 2013

Impressions du Mékong

My School in the Rice Paddies

De la Frangipane aux frangipaniers

Bouquet Final

(DIS?)UNITED KINDOM 

  1. From Liverpool to Glyndebourn
  2. 5ème ferry: à la recherche du Temps…retrouvé
  3. From Tebay to Belfast
  4. From Plymouth to Tebay
  5. Roule, Britannia

USA

Frontiers and Races (Alaska)

Stephen King’s Bangor 

SOCIOLINGUISTICS

MY BIBLIOGRAPHY (PORTAL TO ALL OTHER PAGES LISTED BY ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

New bibliographical entry (10 dec 2009)

Hessel, S. (2011)

Bibliographical additions following the 12th International Conference of the International Academy of Linguistic Law

New bibliographical additions

Read Barber’s Consumed

Barber on America’s knowledge deficit 

Bibliography new Entries 

Arte Documentary film on Hitler and the Mufti

Shafak, E. (2007)

The Black Album

MY PHD THESIS: ENGLISH AND CULTURES: A SOCIOLINGUISTICAL APPROACH OF PLURILINGUALISM AND MULTICULTURALISM IN THREE ANGLOPHONE COUNTRIES (AUSTRALIA, CANADA AND THE UNITED STATES)

SOCIOLINGUISTS ON FACEBOOK

Sociolinguists on Facebook

Facebook Group of Sociolinguists

Tribute to Will Kymlicka’s Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter

Un monde intraduisible

Moi Président de la France, j’inviterai le Parlement français à ratifier la charte des Langues Régionales ou Minoritaires

International Conference on Language Rights, Dublin, May 24, 2013

Chiang Mai Conference on Language Rights

I wouldn’t dignify this question by answering it

Berlin minisymposium on Indigenous Languages in the City

The Day before
Back to Berlin
Small World indeed
The week after…à la recherche du temps retrouvé
The Day before

Cosmopolitan perspective on English

Langues en contact: le français à travers le monde

WIPCE PEROU

WIPCE Papers

Bouquet final

No real post today

WIPCE Day 1

Cusco Day 2

From one Bolivar to the next

From Avenue Bolivar to Hotel Bolivar

Pre-Cusco Lima Day 1

Pre-cusco from Amsterdam

Baroque assessment of English Language Teaching

English an easy language? You must be joking

Espéranto

60th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Summer postcard: a call for contributions

A l’origine était la nostalgie ….(my very first blog here, august 26th, 2006….exactly ten years ago !)

SCRABBLE

SOME OF MY FAVOURITE PHOTOS (Some clichés)

 

 

7 thoughts on “About….Daphné L. Romy-Masliah and Cosmopolitanism!

  1. Daphne I admire the fact that you have harnessed Facebook for the greater good, aka an academic group.. It is as a transition point, a significant place. Where else could sociolinguists hangout but on a social network?

    Great effort, lots of admiration, God Bless!

    PS: Multicultural could be a “Lost in translation” situation or a very rich, intense and rewarding experience..

    Your ‘Kohl’ look is very continental, and not easily found in the USA, but a part and parcel of my girl cousins, relations and friends’ make-up.

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  2. Thanks Lak, for your kind comments! Indeed, it irritates me when I hear people say that FB is just a waste of time. With SLonFB and ASF, we’ve proved otherwise! As for the looks…don’t forget I have my origins in the Mediterranean…Kohl is in our traditions! But due to our eye shape, we cannot make such “Deer eyes” as we say in French! Cheers!

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