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.

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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 viajn nomon kaj retadreson en la suba skatolo por ricevi tujan anoncon pri apero de nova artikolo.

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Upcoming posts · Estontaj artikoloj

Vidyasagar Prize awarded to an Esperantist

Premio Vidyasagar aljuĝita al esperantisto

Queer linguistics · Kvirlingvistiko

As our primary form of communication, language is the cornerstone of how we interact with the world. However, for marginalized communities like the LGBTQ+ community, language has a long politically charged history that continues to influence how individuals and the...

Linguistic racism in the UK · Lingva rasismo en Britio

From the playground to the workplace, people from immigrant communities in the UK say accent-based racism impacts their daily lives. It’s called linguistic racism, and is directed at people who speak in ways considered to be non-standard or “foreign-sounding”. It is...

Othering in terrorist discourse · Aliecigo en terorista diskurso

The article “Exploring the grammar of othering and antagonism as enacted in terrorist discourse: verbal aggression in service of radicalisation”, recently published in the journal Nature, examines the role of certain grammatical choices in the practice of “othering”...

Is Esperanto dying in China? · Ĉu Esperanto mortas en Ĉinio?

This article on the website of the Global Council for Anthropological Linguistics summarizes the history of Esperanto in China and looks to the future: “If China continues to grow, there will likely be a clash between the Chinese and English languages. When that...

WSIS and NGOs – Indispensable Cooperation

WSIS and NGOs – Indispensable Cooperation

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum was held in Geneva from 30 May to 3 June this year, and Humphrey Tonkin, representing the World Esperanto Association at the UN in his role as vice-president of the NGO Committee on Language and Languages, was invited...


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