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IfI (Information for Interlinguists) is a publication by the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED) and the Esperantic Studies Foundation (ESF), for all those interested in news and developments in the fields of interlinguistics. The publication is available for free in English (below) and in Esperanto (click here to access). To submit materials and to receive the publication by email, please write to ifi@esperantic.orgThe Deadlines for submitting information are:

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(If you are interested in reading previous issues of ‘Information for Interlinguists’, the parallel Esperanto language edition, ‘Informilo por Interlingvistoj’, and its predecessor, ‘Newsletter for Interlinguists’, please scroll to the bottom of this page – we indicate where they can be found.)

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IFI (14) 1/2021


Welcome (page 3)

Upcoming events (pages 4–5)

  • ESF Connected goes live!
  • ILEI congress in Benin
  • Nitobe Symposium – Language, Conflict and Security
  • Via Scientiarum

Reports (pages 6–8)

  • Belfast, the capital of linguistic justice
  • Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
  • Five years of exhibitions in Lithuania
  • Universal languages, artistic languages, planned languages: dreams and utopias of a world without translation

General news (pages 9–12)

  • La Bona Renkontiĝo
  • Esperanto & Internationalism
  • Die Esperantobewegung in Ostmitteleuropa
  • Decolonial Subversions
  • Hachette Collection
  • Kvinpetalo library
  • 250+ specialist Esperanto dictionaries
  • The Esperanto textbooks that never were
  • Dr Seán Ó Riain: towards linguistic justice
  • Dr Julián Hernández Angulo
  • Funded PhD opportunity at the University of Ulster
  • University of Innsbruck

Books (pages 13–20)

  • Remember These Forebears
  • Hector Hodler: Une posture pacifiste / Pacisma sinteno
  • Preface to Probal Dasgupta’s Bangla translation of a Finnish novel
  • Esperanto and interlinguistics in Bangla
  • University textbooks in Esperantology and interlinguistics
  • Two freely downloadable dissertations
  • Contested Languages: the hidden multilingualism of Europe
  • Translated and untranslated: the promise of translation and its downsides
  • “International Auxiliary Languages”
  • “The role of multilingualism as a tool in spurting trade among the BRICS: an economic perspective”
  • Die Bienen und das Unsichtbare

Articles (pages 21–26)

  • “Linguistic human rights and multilingual education: a report from an Indian university”
  • “Disadvantages in preparing and publishing scientific papers caused by the dominance of the English language in science: the case of Colombian researchers in biological sciences”
  • “Science’s English dominance hinders diversity – but the community can work toward change”
  • “Just language rights: social contract and constitutional economics”
  • “Interlanguages and Interlinguistics”
  • “How to teach a language that has just appeared: the case of Esperanto”
  • “Esperanto Journalism and Readers as ‘Managers’: a transnational participatory audience”
  • “Ulrike Ottinger’s Dorian Gray in the Mirror of the Yellow Press (1984) as a Reflection on Cinematic Esperanto”
  • “Compounding in Esperanto”
  • “Building an Artificial Language from Scratch”
  • “Language’s Hopes: Global Modernism and the Science of Debabelization”
  • “Adjectives in narratives in spoken Esperanto”
  • “Artificial/peripheral structures: what can they tell us about the (morpho)phonology of natural languages”

Other publications (pages 27–29)

  • Webinar at Shiraz University
  • The academic journal Esperantologio / Esperanto Studies launches a new series
  • Newsletter of UEA’s Office of Liaison with the United Nations
  • trans-kom
  • Quaderna
  • ESF Connected: Recent blog posts

ESF grants (page 30)


IFI (13) 4/2020


Welcome (page 3)

News (pages 4–9)
• CED reorganized under a new Board
• What is CED?
• Esperantic Studies Foundation’s end-of-year report
• “ESF Update” by Grand Goodall
• Humphrey Tonkin: Honorary President of UEA
• PIV 2020
• Grabowski Prize 2020 goes to Bertilo Wennergren
• Online library
• Radaro
• TeachLing
• Joshua A. Fishman Award
• Planet Word
Upcoming events (pages 10–16)
• 55th ALTE Meeting and Conference
• 30th GIL Conference
• 56th Linguistics Colloquium
• Modern Language Association: Glasgow, Scotland
• 3rd International Conference on Translation, Interpreting and Cognition
• International Symposium PaCor 2021
• UNED courses now also at level B1
Reports (pages 17–19)
• Society for the History and Epistemology of Language Science
• A successful virtual conference for ILEI
• 5th Interlinguistics Symposium in Poznań
Books (pages 20–24)

IFI (12) 3/2020


Welcome (page 3)

Upcoming events (pages 4–6)
• Monda Fest’ 2020 (UN at 75: Dialogue and understanding in a changing world)
• Interlinguistics Studies event at AMU
• Progress at the University of St Andrews, Scotland
• Coronavirus and university life
• IATIS: Indirect translation and sustainable development
• Kunpens(ig)ado (Thinking Together): Esperanto and universities
• Online seminar on Research Methods in Translation and Interpreting Studies

Reports (pages 7-9)
• Activity of the International League of Esperanto Teachers
• ESF Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts

Books (page 10)
• Ulrich Lins: Dangerous Language
• Detlev Blanke: Internationale Plansprachen (Eine Einführung)
• Linguistic rights in the European Union

Articles (pages 11–14)
• Mots: Multilingualism in international organisations
• Language Problems and Language Planning, volume 44, issue 1 (2020)
• Esperanto and Endangered Languages
• Estudios de Lingüística del Español 41 (2020)
• Język, Komunikacja, Informacja 14 (2019)
• Translating Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Into Chichewa: A Quick Efficacy

• Decolonial Subversions

Miscellaneous (pages 15–18)
• Model Attachment
• Survey on remote learning
• Teaching/research assistant at the University of Geneva
• Questionnaire on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations
• The loss of a major library on constructed languages
• PhD position at KU Leuven
• Victor Sadler
• Hans Erasmus
• History of the present newsletter and its predecessors

ESF grants (page 19)

IFI (11) 2/2020


Welcome (page 3)

Upcoming events (pages 4–6)

  • World Congress in Montreal moved to 2022
  • Educational events from E@I in 2020

Reports (pages 7-13)

  • Gong Xiaofeng (Arko) holds an Esperanto course online
  • Online Esperanto-course launched at Kunming Arts College, China
  • From the board of the International League of Esperanto Instructors
  • University activity – central register
  • Esperanto por UN
  • Collective activity network on African linguistic and cultural identities
  • Paul Gubbins Award
  • Up and down the scales: Visualising the Esperanto movement around 1900
  • Seminar on interlinguistics and planned languages
  • Archive copy of Internationale Plansprachen

Books (pages 14-17)

  • Lithuanian edition of the biographical sketch of Zamenhof
  • Ludwik Zamenhof: On the hundredth anniversary of his death
  • Eduardo D. Faingold, Language Rights and the Law in the European Union
  • New series: Fach – Sprache – Kommunikation

Articles (pages 18–20)

  • Special interlinguistic issue of La Ondo de Esperanto
  • Alessio Giordano: article in Enciclopedia Italiana
  • David Karlander, “Ideological indeterminacy: Worker Esperantism in 1920s”
  • Albert Valdman Award 2019
  • Forum for International Research in Education (FIRE)
  • Special issue of Quaderna
  • Esperanto and the true origin of the euro: the price to pay for a common identity

Dissertations (page 21)

  • Mélanie Maradan, Dealing with uncertainty in deliberate lexical interventions: A method for gathering data from a speech community, exemplified by Esperanto speakers
  • Yasmin Raafat, Sugar-coating Female Genital Mutilation in United Nations Documents in English and Arabic: a diachronic study of lexical variation

Miscellaneous (pages 22–25)

  • 100 years after the death of Hector Hodler: Esperanto magazine free to download
  • ESF welcomes a new member to its Advisory Board
  • Coronavirus interviews
  • Interview with Martin Ptasinski
  • Militrakonto news
  • Have you thought about publishing your work in LPLP?

ESF grants (page 26)

Feb 2020 Supplement to IfI edition 10 and IpI edition 110 (English only)

  • Worshop: “Linguistic Justice and Public Policy”
  • Scottish Identity and the Esperanto Movement
  • CALICO – Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • International Virtual Exchange Conference (IVEC)

IFI (10) 1/2020

Welcome: Page 3
Upcoming events: Pages 4-6
• UK Language Policy After Brexit
• Nitobe Symposium: Language Diversity and Sustainable Development
• Online Esperanto course for writers
• Beginners’ course at the University of Paris
• Esperanto for beginners at the University of Liverpool, England
• Esperanto course at the National Distance Education University, Spain
• Esperanto at Stanford University, California
Reports: Pages 7-11
• Militrakonto at a conference in Tallinn
• Interlinguistics session with teacher training
• 5th International Conference of Applied Linguistics
• 90th anniversary of the Esperanto Museum
• Das Ende von Babel?
• François Lo Jacomo’s speech to UNESCO
• International conference in Perugia
• Esperanto becomes protected heritage in Croatia
Books: Pages 12-19
• Davide Astori, Due passi in Esperantujo – Promenadeto en Esperantujo
• Carlos Casares (trans. Suso Moinhos), Vundita vento
• Bill Chapman, The Early History of Esperanto in the United Kingdom
• André Cherpillod, Vortaro de la mitoj kaj mitologioj
• François Grin (ed.), Mobility and Inclusion in Multilingual Europe: The MIME Vademecum
• Norman Lebrecht, Genius and Anxiety: How Jews Changed the World 1847–1947
• Carlo Minnaja (ed. Davide Astori), Introduzione alla letteratura esperanto
• Gonçalo Neves, Bernhard Pabst, Historia vortaro de Esperanto
• Juan Régulo Pérez k.a., Pri adopto kaj Omaĝo
• L. L. Zamenhof, Gramatiko de la jida lingvo: Provo de gramatiko de la novjuda lingvo (de la ĵargono)
• Sabine Fiedler, Cyril Robert Brosch, Der Erasmus-Studienaufenthalt – Europäische Sprachenvielfalt oder Englisch als Lingua franca?
• GIL Yearbook 2019
• Esperanto translation of Una lingua per tutti, una lingua di nessun paese
• The Casa Fontanalba Visitors’ Book, de Clarence Bicknell
Articles: Pages 20-21
• Eckhard Bick, “Automatic Generation and Semantic Grading of Esperanto Sentences in a Teaching Context”
• Renato Corsetti, “UN at 75: Esperanto needs the United Nations, but the United Nations needs Esperantists”
• Nino Kirvalidze, “New challenges of anglicization in the context of 21st-century globalization and their impact on higher education”
• Brigid O’Keeffe, “An International Language for an Empire of Humanity: L. L. Zamenhof and the Imperial Russian Origins of Esperanto”
• Alexander Rubel, “Quo Vadis Altertumswissenschaft? The Command of Foreign Languages and the Future of Classical Studies”
Dissertations: Page 22
• Peter Sheehy, The (Trans)National Theatre of Esperanto: Staging politics, culture and community in the international language
• A literary thesis in Quechua
Miscellaneous: Pages 23-25
• Why support ESF?
• ESF Fellowship at the University of Massachusetts
• Esperanto and Internationalism, c.1880s–1930
• On the 70th anniversary of ILEI
• Funded Ph.D. opportunity at Ulster University, Northern Ireland: The Multilingual Government
• Planet Word museum
• Map of linguistic diversity in New York City
• Importance of Esperanto denaskuloj for the description of Esperanto
• Correction regarding “An approach to Esperanto through literature”
ESF grants: Page 26


IFI (09) 4/2019

1. Message from the Editors
2. Recent publications: Books
3. Recent publications: Articles
4. Dissertations
5. Obituary
6. Coming events
7. Research on Hector Hodler – and a question
8. Giuseppe Peano
9. ILEI Meets
10. Conference on Multilingual Literature at Gregynog, Wales
11. The Sanskrit College, Kolkata
12. The 2019 Esperantology Conference
13. Scio sen Bariloj (SSB) [Knowledge Without Barriers]: A seminar for women in Cotonou, Benin
14. Esperanto course at the University of Leipzig, Germany
15. Translation studies at the University of Surrey
16. E-books in Esperanto
17. African projects at the University of Seville
18. New agreement will strengthen Polish and Chinese collaboration in interlinguistics
19. Japanese Esperanto Institute meets to update studies
20. Esperantology and interlinguistics now on Twitter
21. Esperanto as a way of thinking about cultural diversity
22. Internacia Pedagogia Revuo 2019/4
23. Language Problems and Language Planning (LPLP) 43/2 (2019)
24. JKI: Język Komunikacja Informacja
25. University Esperanto Clubs: TEJO seeks information
26. Fake news
27. Esperanto in Shanghai University
28. “National Reading” in Esperanto in Krakow, Poland
29. News from the University of Massachusetts
30. American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages
31. Symposium on Planned Language and Language Planning
32. World Congress of Esperanto, August 2020
33. Postscripts

IFI (08), 3/2019

1. Message from the Editors
2. Recent Publications: Books
3. Recent publications: Articles
4. From the press
5. Dissertations
6. Language Problems and Language Planning
7. Call for Papers: “Language and Migration: Experience and Memory”. May 7-9, 2020
8. Esperantic Studies Foundation: Recent Grants 2019
9. Language symposium stresses need to listen as well as talk
10. Workshop on language organized at the United Nations
11. Project “Militrakonto” 9
12. Foundation for Endangered Languages: Conference in Sydney
13. Course in Esperanto for university teachers to take place in Krakow
14. Spring meeting in Beijing
15. Translation and interpretation: Conferences and new publications
16. List of university teachers and researchers who know Esperanto
17. Foreign Esperanto-speaking teachers sought by Chinese university
18. ILEI/ESF working group on university activities
19. Esperanto at the State University of Lokossa, Benin
20. Scientific conference in Ukraine
21. Helsinki Initiative on Multilingualism in Scholarly Communication
22. Olga Shiliaeva will moderate the congress theme in Lahti
23. Young Esperantist addresses ECOSOC Youth Forum: Antonio Guterres listens
24. Esperanto doesn’t evolve?
25. Grant Goodall and Lee Miller elected to the Academy of Esperanto
26. Improved climate for multilingualism at the United Nations
27. Blog discusses Esperanto and upcoming programs
28. CED Esperantology Conference in Lahti
29. Colloquium in Lahti – Esperantology and interlinguistics: Next steps
30. ESF board meets in Boston

IFI (07), 2/2019

1. From the Editors
2. Research Opportunity
3. Buchanan Esperanto Day, University of Liverpool, 2 April 2019
4. Meeting of Esperanto studies experts planned for Finland
5. Recent publications: Books
6. Recent publications: Articles
7. Dissertations
8. News on periodicals
9. The ESF History Project: help needed
10. The Study Group on Language and the UN invites you to a Symposium on “The United Nations at 75: Listening, Talking and Taking Action in a Multilingual World”
11. Call for contributions: Special issue on Agency in Language Planning and Policy
12. Teacher training in collaboration with the UAM Interlinguistic Studies Program, ILEI &
13. Bachrich library support program gives awards to 15 libraries
14. Esperantology Conference 2019
15. Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin
16. UMEA: Medical dissertations in Esperanto?
17. Conference: Multidisciplinary Approaches in Language Policy and Planning
18. Misassertions on Esperanto
19. Africa in the World of Languages
20. Esperanto course at Allame Tabataba’I University, Iran
21. Esperanto at the Linguistic Society of India Conference
22. Research project on the early Esperanto movement in Europe
23. Conference attendance
24. A new editor for LPLP
25. University of Vienna receives the papers of Eugen Wüster
26. Esperanto in universities
27. Fifth Anniversary of the Zaozhuang Esperanto Museum, China
28. Seventy years of ILEI
29. Commission on university activities formed
30. 52nd ILEI Congress, Čačak, Serbia, July 13-20, 2019

IFI (06), 1/2019

1. Editorial
2. Recent Publications
3. Princeton University Library builds Esperanto and interlinguistics collection
4. Conference: Languages and the First World War
5. A successful Round Table on Esperanto
6. Third DiscourseNet ALED Congress DNC3-ALED: Call for panel proposals.
7. Call for papers: multilingual literatures
8. Study-report meeting of the Japanese Esperanto-Institute
9. Meeting of the Israeli Translators’ Association dedicated to Esperanto
10. Prof. Ilona Koutny – recipient of the 16th FAME prize
11.Ten years of Esperanto in the Philosophy Department, University of Zagreb
12. An Esperanto course in the University of Costa Rica
13. Prizes awarded: Antoni Grabowski Foundation
14. Catalogue of Esperanto objects available online
15. TEDx talk (Rome, 2018) featured Esperanto
16. 50 years of excellence: honoring ESF
17. ESF appoints a new coordinator of university affairs
18. ESF Convenes Symposium on Esperanto and Interlinguistics
19. Report from ILEI (Esperanto-speaking Teachers)
20. Croatia and Australia: A decent home for DEC − Dokumenta Esperanto-Centro
21. Suggestions for university thesis sought
22. ESF grants
Detailed Table of Contents: Festschrift for Ulrich Lins
Ulrich Lins: Bibliography
Detailed Table of Contents: Pri Esperantaj vortoj – kun humuro kaj serioze.


IFI (05) 3/2018

1. Editorial
2. Recent Publications
3. Symposium examines multilingualism at the United Nations
4. Translanguaging in the Individual, at School and in Society
5. Mapping the ‘New Globalization’: call for Papers
6. A Summer Full of Esperanto!
7. Language Rights of Linguistic Minorities: A Practical Guide for Implementation
8. Buchanan Lecture 2018 – University of Liverpool, UK
9. Federico Gobbo (Amsterdamo/Torino): Summary of lectures to be given during the USA-Canada National Esperanto Congress (Seattle, July 2018)
10. What’s new at ILEI (International League of Esperanto Teachers)
11. International Congress University (IKU) and scholarly programming at the World Esperanto Congress, Lisbon (28 July – 4 August)
12. Upcoming Conferences

IFI (04) 2/2018

1. Editorial
2. Recent Publications
3. Symposium on multilingualism in international organizations and co-operation: May 10-11, NYC
4. Javier Alcalde to lecture on transnational language and conflicting memories of the Spanish Civil War
5. Language of Hope: Activism, ways of engagement and conceptions of time among Esperanto speakers
6. Special Issue of Trans-Kom: Specialized Communication – the Scholarly Perspective
7. CFP: Multilingual Margins
8. African Languages in Public Spaces: Opportunities & Challenges: Annual Conference (May 11th 2018, London)
9. Encyclopedia of Leading Esperanto Speakers Published
10. The Heritage and Legacy of Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof: Between Judaism and Esperanto
11. Language and Health – Ethical and Policy Issues: call for papers
12. ESF appoints a new coordinator of university affairs
13. ESF’s recent grants
14. NASK-2018: Renowned Instructors, Four Course Levels and KTF
15. “Esperanto – a language and a system” in the University of Innsbruck
16. Literatura Foiro February 2018: Table of Contents
17. Poet Elizabeth Alexander on Esperanto
18. A New Book on a Forgotten Revolution
19. “Language in Culture and Culture in Language”: May 29 and 30, 2018

IFI (03), 1/2018

1. Editorial
2. Recent Publications
3. Multilingualism in International Organizations and in International Co-operation
4. IpI kaj IfI available through the Juan Régulo Pérez Library
5. Scholarly meetings at the Japanese Esperanto Congress
6. Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik organizes annbual conference.
7. International Summer School – Language Policy and Language Planning: education, languages and migrations
8. The new Princeton Handbook of World Poetries (2016) features Esperanto
9. New meeting-place for Esperanto events at Jagiellonian University
10. University activity in Iran
11. University of Seville: new courses
12. A note from Bulgaria
13. Italy: Esperanto a topic in a political science conference
14. Edition Iltis 1997-2017 bids goodbye
15. Language Problems and Language Planning 41:2, 41:3 : Table of Contents
16. Assembly of the Friends of CDELI, with lecture by Dr. Sébastien Moret: “Why Did Esperanto Win?”
17. Paris: Conference Globalization, Internet and the UNESCO Courier
18. Rome: Exhibition and colloquium honor Zamenhof
19. Languages and the First World War
20. Principal scholarly contributions of Aleksandro S. Melnikov to interlinguistics and Esperantology



IFI (02), 2/2017

1. Editorial
2. Recent Publications
Doctoral Dissertation
3. Open Day at the Universal Esperanto Association, 25 November 2017
4. Table of Contents: Papers from the International Congress University, Seoul, 2017
5. Call for Papers: III International Conference on Economic, Business, Financial and Institutional Translation, Alicante.
6. Annual meeting of the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED)
7. Report by Dr. Federico Gobbo, holder of the special chair in interlinguistics and Esperanto at the University of Amsterdam
8. Call for Papers: Language And Borders: Rethinking Mobility, Migration And Space, Bristol.
9. YouTube channel with all talks at the Summer School on Linguistic Policy, Linguistic Planning and Evaluation
10. 3rd Conference on Contested Languages in the Old World (CLOW3)
11. Abstract: Raising children’s metalinguistic awareness to enhance classroom second language learning
12. Stipendiary Buchanan Graduate Teaching Fellowship in Esperanto / Constructed Languages / Language Planning
13. Contents: Language Problems and Language Planning
14. The new has more of Zamenhof’s writings, new capabilities, and is faster!
15. Recent publications by Bernhard Tuider (Director, Planned Languages Collection, Austrian National Library)
16. Rethinking the world through language: the role of Esperanto in modern Japanese history
17. 20 Years of Interlinguistic Studies at Poznan
18. The Present State and Development of the Teaching of Esperanto as an International Language Across the World: A University Symposium.
19. International Academy of Sciences San Marino meets in Warsaw.

IFI (01), 1/2017

1. Editorial
2. Symposium on Language, the Sustainable Development Goals, and Vulnerable Populations
3. Future Conferences and other events
4. Esperantic Studies Foundation and the University of Costa Rica announce an LPP Summer School
5. Call for Papers
6. British Association for Applied Linguistics founded
7. New President for the Center for Applied Linguistics
8. The 6th Global Esperanto Examinations are complete and a series of individual sessions begins
9. In memoriam: André Albault (1923-2017)
10. Recent Publications
11. Language Problems and Language Planning 41:1 and 41:2 (2017)
12. Esperantic Studies Foundation appoints a new Executive Director
13. Languages of Internationalism, University of London
14. The Interlinguistic Studies program in Poznan is now accepting applications for 2017-2020


Below we indicate where to find previous issues of ‘Information for Interlinguists’, the Esperanto-language edition, ‘Informilo por Interlingvistoj’, and its predecessor,  ‘Novaĵletero por Interlingvistoj’(‘Newsletter for Interlinguists’).

Information for Interlinguists and related publications

> The Novaĵletero por Interlingvistoj was edited by Ulrich Lins from 1974 until 1977 (four issues).Published by CED.

> The second series of Informilo por Interlingvistoj (IpI) appeared between 1983 and 1990, edited by Ryszard Rokicki, with help from Detlev Blanke, Charles Power, Edward Symoens and Ebbe Vilborg. The entire collection can be found in Vienna. Published by CED.

>  Informilo por Interlingvistoj (IpI) from 1992 until 2016 was edited by Detlev Blanke, 100 issues in total – plus a useful index. Paper copies of the publication can be found in Vienna (1/1992 ĝis 97/2016). Published by CED.

> Electronic copies of Informilo por Interlingvistoj (04/2010 onwards) are uploaded to the ESF website. Published by CED and ESF.

.> The complete English-language version of ‘Informilo por Interlingvistoj’ Information for Interlinguists (IfI) (1/2017 onwards) are uploaded to the ESF website. Published by CED and ESF.

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