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, ESF Connected, showcases recent activities and achievements within ESF’s priority areas, and the work of ESF and others more generally.

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Numismatiko: ne plu kaŝita trezorujo de la Esperanto-kulturo (2)

Numismatiko: ne plu kaŝita trezorujo de la Esperanto-kulturo (2)

En lia pionira broŝuro Esperanto-mono (2000) Hans Jankowski inkludas ne nur Esperantajn monerojn kaj medalojn, sed ankaŭ diversspecajn pagilojn kaj valorpaperojn, uzitajn kiel lokaj aŭ evento-rilataj pagrimedoj. Menciante Esperantan monon, oni nepre atentu emfazi, ke ne temas pri oficiala valuto. Nur kelkaj naciaj moneroj, eldonitaj de oficialaj ŝtataj instancoj por honori personojn koncerne...

Nitobe Symposium: Language, Conflict and Security

Nitobe Symposium: Language, Conflict and Security

On the 26th and 27th of July last year, the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED) organised the online international “Nitobe Symposium: Language, Conflict and Security”. The conveners were Michele Gazzola, Angela Tellier, Mark Fettes and Humphrey Tonkin, and it was hosted at the School of Applied Social and Policy Sciences, Ulster University, Northern Ireland....

Nitobe Symposium: Language, Conflict and Security

Simposio Nitobe: Lenguaje, Conflicto y Seguridad

Los días 26 y 27 de julio del año pasado, el Centro de Investigación y Documentación sobre Problemas de Idiomas del Mundo (CED) organizó el “Simposio de Nitobe: Idioma, Conflicto y Seguridad” internacional en línea. Los convocantes fueron Michele Gazzola, Angela Tellier, Mark Fettes y Humphrey Tonkin, y se llevó a cabo en la Escuela de Ciencias Políticas y Sociales Aplicadas de la Universidad de...

Nitobe Symposium: Language, Conflict and Security

Nitobe-Simpozio: Lingvo, konflikto kaj sekureco

La 26-an kaj 27-an de julio 2021, la Centro por Esploro kaj Dokumentado pri Mondaj Lingvaj Problemoj (CED) organizis la retan internacian “Nitobe-Simpozion: Lingvo, konflikto kaj sekureco”. Ĝiaj organizantoj estis Michele Gazzola, Angela Tellier, Mark Fettes kaj Humphrey Tonkin, kaj ĝi estis gastigita ĉe la Fakultato de Aplikataj Sociaj kaj Politikaj Sciencoj, Universitato de Ulstero...

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 to comment – via Zoom, and in English – during a session on the first day. Here is what he said. It is a pleasure to join you to...

WSIS and NGOs – Indispensable Cooperation

La CMSI y las ONG: cooperación indispensable

El Foro de la Cumbre Mundial sobre la Sociedad de la Información se celebró en Ginebra del 30 de mayo al 3 de junio de este año, y Humphrey Tonkin, en representación de la Asociación Mundial de Esperanto en la ONU en su papel de vicepresidente del Comité de ONG sobre Idioma e Idiomas, fue invitado a comentar a través de Zoom y en inglés, durante una sesión el primer día. Esto es lo que dijo: Es...

WSIS and NGOs – Indispensable Cooperation

Monda Pintkonferenco pri la Informada Socio, kaj Neregistaraj Organizoj – nemalhavebla kunlaboro

La Forumo de la Monda Pintkonferenco pri la Informada Socio okazis en Ĝenevo de la 30-a de majo ĝis la 3-a de junio ĉi-jare, kaj Humphrey Tonkin, reprezentante Universalan Esperanto-Asocion ĉe UN en sia rolo kiel vicprezidanto de la Komitato de Neregistaraj Organizoj (NRO-oj) pri Lingvo kaj Lingvoj, estis invitita komenti – pere de Zoom, kaj en la angla – dum la unua tago. Jen tio, kion li...

Interview with Anna Löwenstein

Interview with Anna Löwenstein

This interview with British author Anna Löwenstein was conducted by Alessandra Madella and first appeared on the Ĉina Radio Internacia website in January 2022. She has kindly offered it for republication here. Could you say something about your latest novel, The Memoirs of Julia Agripina? It concerns Agrippina, mother of the Roman emperor Nero. I became interested in her while doing research for...

Bulletin · Bulteno

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

Academy directors elected · Akademio-direktoroj elektiĝis

By 29 July, all 45 members of the Academy of Esperanto had voted to elect its board and sectional directors for the period 2022–2025. Elected as board members were: Probal Dasgupta (president), Brian Moon and Bertilo Wennergren (vice-presidents) and François Lo Jacomo...

Esperanto Day posters · Afiŝoj por la Tago de Esperanto

As usual for Esperanto Day, traditionally celebrated on July 26, a talented graphic designer has created and uploaded two posters that deserve to be widely used. They are now being translated/adapted into other languages. The finished posters are available to...

Save linguistics at Huddersfield · Savu lingvistikon ĉe Huddersfield

In June the UK’s University of Huddersfield announced 37 redundancies in the School of Arts and Humanities, and there is a risk that no linguistics faculty will remain. Linguistics at Huddersfield is known worldwide for its work in stylistics, corpus linguistics,...

The linguistic war on womankind · La lingva milito kontraŭ virinoj

This article discusses the real-world consequences of what it calls the “linguistic contortionism” increasingly used in current English to avoid the word “woman” and associated accusations of transphobia. Ĉi tiu artikolo en la angla diskutas la sekvojn por la reala...

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...

Grabowski’s 165th birthday · 165-a datreveno de Grabowski

165 years ago, the 11th of June saw the birth of Antoni Grabowski (1857–1921), a Polish chemist, terminologist, polyglot, Volapükist and Esperantist; the first president of the Polish Esperanto Association (1908–21), secretary of the first World Esperanto Congress...

Esperanto as bridge religion · Esperanto kiel pontoreligio

The article “Christians, Jews and Muslims, we all inhabit the same sea. On the etymology of Europe” by Davide Astori (on pages 23–38 of issue 9/2021 of the journal Occhialì) has a section about Zamenhof’s idea that Esperanto could serve as a bridge religion. La...

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