HOW NOT TO REINVENT THE WHEEL ...
THE ESSENTIAL SCHOLARLY LITERATURE
IN INTERLINGUISTICS AND ESPERANTOLOGY
Detlev BlankeGesellschaft für Interlinguistik
|INDECS 13(2), 200-215, 2015
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Received: 18 June 2014.
Studies of interlinguistics written in ethnic languages - particularly research on planned languages - are often insufficiently grounded in the essential scholarly literature. English-language studies frequently fail to consider scholarly literature in German, Russian, French, and other languages. An important part of this specialized literature is written in planned languages (particularly Esperanto) and all too frequently remains unknown. For lack of knowledge of actual planned-language praxis, misunderstandings arise, for example on the relations between a language and a language project, a language and a language community, language and culture, expressibility in planned languages, and so on. For scientifically valid studies, specialized materials written in planned languages (approximately 95 % of them in Esperanto) are essential. This article provides an overview of the principal accessible sources of scholarly literature on interlinguistics and Esperantology and, inter alia, gives information on specialized libraries and archives, bibliographies, major monographs, anthologies, conferences and conference proceedings, university studies and dissertations, periodicals, internet materials, and handbooks for interlinguistics specialists.
international planned languages, interlinguistics, Esperanto, Esperantology, Esperanto studies, bibliography, Modern Language Association of America, libraries