Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF) was established in 1968 as a vehicle for promoting scholarly research and dialogue on issues concerned with world language problems and language policy and planning. It works to promote the understanding and implementation of linguistic justice in a multicultural world through three priority areas: Research, Conservation and Education, supported by a system of grants and awards. This blog showcases ESF’s most recent activities and achievements within its priority areas, and the work of ESF more generally.
Esperantic Studies Foundation laboras por progresigi la komprenadon kaj praktikadon de lingva justeco en multkultura mondo. ESF ofertas financan subtenon por indaj projektoj, kiuj kuŝas en ĝiaj prioritataj kampoj de Esplorado, Konservado kaj Edukado. Registru vin per la suba panelo por ricevadi tujan anoncon pri la apero de novaj artikoloj.
Seeking a Universal Tongue

Seeking a Universal Tongue

On 25 March 2022, a panel “Seeking a Universal Tongue: Esperanto and Politics in East Asia” took place at the annual conference of the Association for Asian Studies in Honolulu, Hawaii. The panel presented papers by Joshua Fogel (York University, Canada), Yauheniya Hudziyeva (Waseda University, Japan), Kazumi Kamimura (Josai University, Japan) and Edwin Michielsen (University of Toronto,...

Seeking a Universal Tongue

En busca de una lengua universal

El 25 de marzo de 2022, se llevó a cabo un panel "En busca de una lengua universal: el esperanto y la política en el este de Asia" en la conferencia anual de la Asociación de Estudios Asiáticos en Honolulu, Hawái. El panel presentó trabajos de Joshua Fogel (Universidad de York, Canadá), Yauheniya Hudziyeva (Universidad de Waseda, Japón), Kazumi Kamimura (Universidad de Josai, Japón) y Edwin...

Seeking a Universal Tongue

Serĉante universalan lingvon

La 25-an de marto 2022, panelo “Serĉante universalan lingvon: Esperanto kaj politiko en Orient-Azio” okazis en la jarkonferenco de Asocio por Aziaj Studoj en Honolulu (Havajo). La panelo prezentis artikolojn de Joshua Fogel (Universitato de York, Kanado), Yauheniya Hudziyeva (Vaseda-Universitato, Japanio), Kazumi Kamimura (Josai-Universitato, Japanio) kaj Edwin Michielsen (Universitato de...

Why celebrate language days?

Why celebrate language days?

Why does the Esperanto movement celebrate the special days of the six official languages of the United Nations? These languages have grown strong not via their cultural achievements – though their achievements are enormous – but through their military and economic power. Three of them – English, French and Spanish – have become world languages because of their overseas colonies and other...

Why celebrate language days?

¿Por qué celebrar días de idiomas?

¿Por qué el movimiento esperantista celebra los días especiales de los seis idiomas oficiales de las Naciones Unidas? Estos idiomas se han fortalecido no a través de sus logros culturales, aunque sus logros son enormes, sino a través de su poder militar y económico. Tres de ellos, inglés, francés y español, se han convertido en idiomas mundiales debido a sus colonias de ultramar y otros...

Why celebrate language days?

Kial festi lingvajn tagojn?

Kial la Esperanto-movado festas la specialajn tagojn de la ses oficialaj lingvoj de Unuiĝintaj Nacioj? Tiuj lingvoj fariĝis fortaj ne pro siaj kulturaj atingoj – kvankam tiuj atingoj estis grandegaj – sed pro sia milita kaj ekonomia potenco. Tri el ili – la angla, franca kaj hispana – fariĝis mondaj lingvoj pro siaj transmaraj kolonioj kaj aliaj posedaĵoj, kiujn ili konkeris perforte. La aliaj...

Numismatics: an Esperanto cultural treasure trove no longer in the dark (1)

Numismatics: an Esperanto cultural treasure trove no longer in the dark (1)

While ESF Connected lets us shine a vigorous light on this infrequently seen topic, we must advise readers that the following presentation of the role of Esperanto numismatics in the culture of Esperanto can offer only a concise and partial picture. Nevertheless, we will point out an easy way for readers to satisfy their curiosity and complete their knowledge of this phenomenon through a free...

Numismatics: an Esperanto cultural treasure trove no longer in the dark (1)

Numismática: un tesoro cultural del esperanto que ya no está oculto (1)

Si bien ESF Connected nos ha permitido arrojar una luz vigorosa sobre este tema que se ve con poca frecuencia, debemos advertir a los lectores que la siguiente presentación del papel de la numismática en esperanto en la cultura del esperanto puede ofrecer sólo una imagen concisa y parcial. No obstante, indicaremos una manera fácil para que los lectores satisfagan su curiosidad y completen el...

Bulletin · Bulteno

Short bilingual announcements of publications and projects
Mallongaj dulingvaj anoncoj pri eldonaĵoj kaj projektoj
Contribute an item · Kontribui eron

Conference on language acquisition · Konferenco pri lingvo-akirado

The 33rd International Conference on Foreign and Second Language Acquisition is currently taking place at the University of Silesia in Szczyrk, Poland. Its theme is modern technologies in foreign language teaching, learning and research. La 33-a Internacia Konferenco...

Esperanto and religion · Esperanto kaj religio

Some of the world’s major lingua francas are closely identified with particular religions – Latin and Catholicism, Arabic and Islam, Sanskrit and Hinduism, and so on. This article examines the counterpoint to this pattern offered by Esperanto. Iujn el la ĉefaj...

Common Voice · Komuna Voĉo

Have you contributed your voice to Mozilla’s Common Voice project? The aim is to create a free database for speech recognition software. There is now also a forum for collaborating on, among other things, getting funding for specific language communities. Ĉu vi...

Annual conference of · Jarkonferenco de NJTESOL/NJBE

The US organisation NJTESOL/NJBE (New Jersey Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages / New Jersey Bilingual Educators) uses email discussion lists and local workshops to promote the voices of teachers, and of ESL and bilingual students, about legislation...

Orwell and Esperanto · Orwell kaj Esperanto

In 1975, the Dutch mathematician, poet, linguist and Esperantist Dr. W. A. Verloren Van Themaat wrote to Sir Bernard Crick about the possible influence of Esperanto on George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four. This article explores the subject. En 1975, la...

Talking to aliens · Paroli kun alimondanoj

This article in the magazine Wired asks: how do you communicate with an intelligent entity you know nothing about? Humans are the only species on Earth endowed with advanced mathematical ability and a fully fledged faculty of language, but are these hallmarks of...

AI is mastering language · AI ekmastras lingvon

OpenAI’s GPT-3 and other neural nets can now write original prose with mind-boggling fluency – a development that could have profound implications for the future, as discussed in this fascinating article in the New York Times. Neŭraj retoj kiel GPT-3 de OpenAI nun...

Linguistics and computer science · Lingvoscienco kaj komputa scienco

Linguistics examines conveyance, processing and the evolution of natural languages, and computer science applies the same questions to programming. Both fields deal with syntax, semantics and instructions, and how people perceive them. This short article explains how...

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