ESPERANTO (S)EN PERSPEKTIVO? CROATIAN
ESPERANTISTS ON THE INTERNATIONAL
AUXILIARY LANGUAGE ESPERANTO
Krunoslav PuškarUniversity of Zagreb
|INDECS 13(2), 322-341, 2015
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Received: 15 April 2014.
To our knowledge, there is to date no significant number of sociological studies dealing with the Esperanto movement, and there are even fewer sociolinguistic explorations of the whole Esperanto phenomenon. Concentrating on the Croatian Esperanto movement, we conducted an extensive study of Croatian Esperantists? attitudes towards the structure of Esperanto, and their perception of the Esperanto movement and the overall Esperanto phenomenon - aspects still conspicuously missing in recent Esperantological research. This study offers invaluable insight into these under-researched interlinguistic areas, and also into the specific outlook of the traditional Croatian Esperanto movement.
esperantology, interlinguistics, sociolinguistics, attitudes towards languages
JEL: O35, Z19