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Tonkin, Humphrey – Journal of Communication, 1979
Discusses language discrimination in international relations and promotes the use of Esperanto as a universal second language making all language groups equal. (JMF)
Descriptors: International Organizations, International Relations, Language Usage, Political Science
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Goodman, Thomas H. – Foreign Language Annals, 1978
In 1975, Maryland began training teachers who wished to experiment with Esperanto in their classes, usually as part of an exploratory course in a foreign language appreciation program. Teachers have observed a marked increase in motivation among students exposed to Esperanto. (Author/KM)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Elementary Secondary Education, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction
Lo Jocomo, Francois – Linguistique, 1977
A study of the predicate adjective in Esperanto based on the opposition established between the complementary classifications, monemes and words. Because morphological complications do not exist in Esperanto, study of the two classifications could proceed to the benefit of the study of other languages. (Text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Language Universals, Linguistics, Morphology (Languages)
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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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
Lins, Ulrich – 2000
The Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) association has two aims: to promote the use of the international language Esperanto, and to facilitate all relations, spiritual and material, among people, without distinction as to nationality, race, religion, politics, or language. This paper focuses on the contribution of the Esperanto movement to the…
Descriptors: Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Language Usage, Multilingualism
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Fettes, Mark – Language Problems and Language Planning, 1996
Examines the sociology of the Esperanto community in the context of a review of 10 surveys. Active speakers reveal that Esperanto functions primarily as a means of informal oral communication and of semiformal written communication. Most speakers do not expect a wider use of this planned language in the short term. (11 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Esperanto, Foreign Countries, Interlanguage
Jones, R. Kent – 1996
The Esperanto language was consciously designed as a coherent system, in contrast to the 3000 conventional languages originated by people's cave-dwelling ancestors. The systematic nature of Esperanto makes it ideal as an instructional tool. The amorphous nature of English makes its serious use very difficult for students. Even though they learn to…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English, Esperanto, FLES
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Dasgupta, Probal – Language Problems and Language Planning, 1987
Presents current concerns in the field of critical sociolinguistics in such a way that sociologists and linguists otherwise uninterested in Esperanto will see some arguments for approaching Esperanto culture as a source of new insight into fundamental aspects of society and language. (DJD)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Ethnicity, Intercultural Communication, Interprofessional Relationship
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Schubert, Klaus – Language Problems and Language Planning, 1988
Describes DLT, the multilingual machine translation system that uses Esperanto as an intermediate language in which substantial portions of the translation subprocesses are carried out. The criteria for choosing an intermediate language and the reasons for preferring Esperanto over other languages are explained. (Author/DJD)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Data Processing, Language Processing, Machine Translation
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Tyblewski, Tyburcjusz – 1977
This volume considers the value of Esperanto in relation to international tourism, and the characteristics of Esperantist tourists. Esperanto is seen as a solution to problems of language in international relations in general, and thus to international travel as well. The following are some of the general characteristics of the majority of…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Cultural Activities, Culture Contact, Individual Characteristics
Lapenna, Ivo – Monda Lingvo-Problemo, 1971
Third report on a petition submitted to the United Nations by the Universal Esperanto Association (UEA) in 1950 to promote Esperanto as the universal language. The petition was forwarded for action to Unesco which in 1954 resolved to support any efforts in this direction undertaken within a member state. Available from Humanities Press, Inc.,…
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Futures (of Society), Global Approach, International Education
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Zelazny, Walter – Language Problems & Language Planning, 2003
Raises questions about the a European Union commissioned report titled "Les Europeens et les langues," which was prepared in accordance with the customary routine used for a series of report on European public opinion. Issues discussed include the omission of several languages, the use of Esperanto, the languages reportedly used by…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Role
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
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