Esperanto: Language, Literature, and Community / Edition 1

Esperanto: Language, Literature, and Community / Edition 1

by Jane Edwards, Pierre Janton
     
 

Esperanto, spoken by thousands of people across the world, is the most successful international language project. In this book, the French linguist and literary critic Pierre Janton describes the history of Esperanto since its invention in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe and offers a comprehensive linguistic description of the language. This book is the best general… See more details below

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Esperanto, spoken by thousands of people across the world, is the most successful international language project. In this book, the French linguist and literary critic Pierre Janton describes the history of Esperanto since its invention in nineteenth-century Eastern Europe and offers a comprehensive linguistic description of the language. This book is the best general introduction to Esperanto and its role in the modern world.

Rooted in the populism and internationalism of the late nineteenth century, Esperanto owes its origins in part to western European educational currents and in part to the cultural history of eastern European Jewry. It is a fascinating historical and sociological phenomenon as well as a remarkable linguistic system.

The book contains a survey of today’s movement for the promotion of Esperanto as an international language, and a description of the extensive literature in Esperanto, both original and translated. Janton also provides a survey of the other global language projects, explaining why Esperanto has prevailed.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791412541
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.42(d)

Table of Contents

Editor's Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

Chapter 1. Esperanto and Planned Languages

Chapter 2. The Origins of Esperanto

Chapter 3. The Language

Chapter 4. Expression

Chapter 5. The Literature

Chapter 6. The Esperanto Movement

Chapter 7. Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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