Esperanto – Lingua Franca and Language Community

ORCID logoSabine Fiedler | Leipzig University
ORCID logoCyril Robert Brosch | Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften
ISBN 9789027211477 | EUR 105.00 | USD 158.00
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This book addresses a fascinating topic – a constructed language that has turned from a project into a fully-fledged language used by some of its speakers on a daily basis. Based on extensive fieldwork, this book provides rare and profound insights into the use of Esperanto in a large number of communicative areas. It studies the speakers’ use of code-switching, phraseology and metaphors, techniques they employ to enhance understanding, such as metacommunication and repair strategies, as well as their predilection for humour. The study also contributes to a comparison between the communication in Esperanto and in the language that is now predominantly used as a lingua franca – English – and allows conclusions to be drawn on the question of what a lingua franca is all about.
[Studies in World Language Problems, 10] 2022.  xx, 429 pp.
Publishing status: Available

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Main BIC Subject

CF/2ZXP: Linguistics/Esperanto

Main BISAC Subject

LAN009000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
ONIX Metadata
ONIX 2.1
ONIX 3.0
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  2022026479