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Chiti-Batelli, Andrea – 1997
It is suggested that despite its simplicity, neutrality, and practical nature, Esperanto is at risk of extinction because of the growing dominance of English as an international language. It is further proposed that in order to assure its maintenance, Esperantists must federate into a state with political autonomy. The first section of the…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, English, Esperanto, Foreign Countries
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Kimura, Goro Christoph – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
Explores whether a particular humanistic ideology is imminent in Esperanto on the basis of evidence drawn from discussions in Esperanto between Japanese and Koreans about reconciliation between their respective countries. Concludes that, while the convictions of the language's initiative are not universally shared among Esperanto speakers, one may…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Ideology
Brent, Edmund – 1973
This paper discusses Esperanto as a planned language and refutes three myths connected to it, namely, that Esperanto is achronical, atopical, and apragmatic. The focus here is on a synchronic analysis. Synchronic variability is studied with reference to the structuralist determination of "marginality" and the dynamic linguistic…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Consonants, Descriptive Linguistics, Diachronic Linguistics
Sherwood, Bruce – Studies in Language Learning, 1981
Basic aspects of computer processing of Esperanto are considered in relation to orthography and computer representation, phonetics, morphology, one-syllable and multisyllable words, lexicon, semantics, and syntax. There are 28 phonemes in Esperanto, each represented in orthography by a single letter. The PLATO system handles diacritics by using a…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Programs, Diacritical Marking
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Blanke, Detlev – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
This study is intended to facilitate access to the scholarly literature on Interlinguistics and Esperanto by focusing on the myriad sources of material useful to the researcher. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Esperanto, Language Research, Resource Materials, Uncommonly Taught Languages
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Maxwell, Dan – Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 1988
Evaluates two studies concerning the ease of learning Esperanto and concludes that the studies support Esperantists' claims that the language is easier to learn than are natural languages. The claim, however, could be challenged because of the wide range of variable factors involved in language learning. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Children, Evaluation Methods, Language Attitudes
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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel – Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 2013
This study compared the effectiveness of balanced and skewed input at facilitating the acquisition of the transitive construction in Esperanto, characterized by the accusative suffix "-n" and variable word order (SVO, OVS). Thai university students (N = 98) listened to 24 sentences under skewed (one noun with high token frequency) or…
Descriptors: Linguistic Input, Second Language Learning, Morphemes, Artificial Languages
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Brosvic, Gary M.; Epstein, Michael L.; Dihoff, Roberta E.; Cook, Michael L. – Psychological Record, 2006
The present studies were undertaken to examine the effects of manipulating delay-interval task (Study 1) and timing of feedback (Study 2) on acquisition and retention. Participants completed a 100-item cumulative final examination, which included 50 items from each laboratory examination, plus 50 entirely new items. Acquisition and retention were…
Descriptors: Individual Testing, Multiple Choice Tests, Feedback, Test Items
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Bergen, Benjamin K. – Journal of Child Language, 2001
Describes characteristics of the Native Esperanto of eight speakers, ranging from age 6 to 14 years. Found bilingualism and nativization effects, differentiating native from non-native Esperanto speech. Among these effects are loss or modification of the accusative case, phonological reduction, attrition of tense/aspect system, and pronominal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bilingualism, Child Language, Children
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Dulichenko, Aleksandr D. – Language Problems and Language Planning, 1988
Esperanto presents a unique model for linguistic research by allowing the study of language development from project to fully functioning language. Esperanto provides insight into the growth of polysemy and redundancy, as well as into language universals and the phenomenon of social control. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Language Research, Language Universals, Models
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Tonkin, Humphrey – Language Problems and Language Planning, 1987
The history of Esperanto, a language created to promote international communication, is chronicled. Discussion focuses on the origins and development of the language, early attitudes toward its adoption, patterns of use and recognition, the development of a literature in and of Esperanto, the culture associated with the language. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Traits, Diachronic Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Language Attitudes
Gutmans, Theodore – Monda Lingvo-Problemo, 1972
The article comprises a table listing Esperanto words conveying international concepts, accompained by equivalents in English, French, German, Russian, Hungarian, Hebrew and Icelandic, representing various language groups. The comparison shows that although the world language would opt for international terms, a language making no claims on…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Contrastive Linguistics, Descriptive Linguistics, Global Approach
Sherwood, Bruce Arne – 1983
The linguistic, communicative, and cultural value of teaching Esperanto is discussed. A major linguistic advantage is that Esperanto study provides an ideal introduction to the study of language. The European root stock provides an important resource for building vocabulary in English and in other European languages. Esperanto has a valuable and…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Educational Benefits, Language Role, Second Language Instruction
Tonkin, Humphrey – 1987
A discussion of Esperanto in the modern world outlines the rationale for the use of an international language, the role of Esperanto in promoting international communication, Esperanto-related organizations and services, and the characteristics of the language that make it useful and easy to teach. Also included are a fact sheet describing the…
Descriptors: Communication Problems, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), History
Tonkin, Humphrey – 1975
Relatively few studies have been made of the history of the international language Esperanto, although materials for its study are fairly complete. As a linguistic phenomenon, that is, a language in continuous use for almost a century but without national roots, it has also had little systematic study, though a considerable literature on the…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, International Relations, Language Attitudes, Language Research
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