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Esperanto: some observations of a speaker-linguist

Ken Miner University of Kansas (emer.) Esperantism is one of those many small worlds that have more substance to them than outsiders think but less than most insiders think. The twain rarely meet. Much linguistic attention to Esperanto, including almost all

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Theoretical linguistics and artificial languages

Alan Reed Libert University of Newcastle, New South Wales Mainstream theoretical linguists have generally ignored artificial languages, apparently considering them unworthy of attention. This is true not only of “fictional languages” such as Klingon, but also of “serious” languages such

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