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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The early days of Esperanto in Bohemia

The early days of Esperanto in Bohemia

Prague is a stunningly beautiful city. When you wander around the city centre you will hear a myriad of languages. Perhaps not Esperanto, yet it is there if you look for it. If you walk across the Old Town Square towards the Powder Tower you will see the Charles...

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Vidyasagar Prize awarded to an Esperantist

Premio Vidyasagar aljuĝita al esperantisto

The early days of Esperanto in Bohemia

La fruaj tagoj de Esperanto in Bohemujo

Prago estas mirinde bela urbo. Kiam oni vagas tra la urbocentro, oni aŭdas miriadon da lingvoj. Eble ne Esperanton, sed ĝi tamen ĉeestas, se oni serĉas ĝin. Se oni transiras la Malnovurban Placon direkte al la Pulva Pordego, oni vidas dekstre la Librovendejon de la...

Conlang Excursions 7: Esperanto in a parallel universe

Conlang Excursions 7: Esperanto in a parallel universe

Just a few steps away in the infinite multiverse, a version of you is reading this in Volapük. Volapük was the first international language to achieve any noticeable success. A German Catholic priest called Johann Martin Schleyer (rhymes with “higher”) devised it on a...

Conlang Excursions 7: Esperanto in a parallel universe

Planlingvaj ekskursoj 7: Esperanto en paralela universo

Nur kelketajn paŝojn for en la senlima multuniverso, varianto de vi legas ĉi tion en Volapuko. El la internaciaj lingvoj Volapuko estis la unua, kiu atingis ian rimarkeblan sukceson. Germana katolika pastro nomita Johann Martin Schleyer (“Ŝlajer”) elpensis ĝin en...

How language evolved in Africa · Kiel lingvo evoluis en Afriko

When did humans first begin to speak, which speech sounds were uttered first, and when did language evolve from those humble beginnings? George Poulos, interviewed here, has spent most of his academic career researching the phonetic and linguistic structures of...

The BBC on Interlingua · BBC pri Interlingua

The BBC published a video in Spanish about the constructed language Interlingua on its YouTube channel on 26 January 2023. Journalist Laura García talks concisely and positively about the history and grammar of Interlingua. Linguist Professor Carlos Valcárcel Riveiro...

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