The Centre For Research and Documentation
The Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems (CED) was
founded in 1952, at the initiative of the Universal Esperanto Association,
to promote the scholarly study of Esperanto "and its diverse applications
in all spheres of life"; to ensure the compilation and editing of reliable
documentation on Esperanto; and to support efforts to present the facts about
Esperanto to international organizations, scholarly and specialist associations,
and the general public.
Among CED’s most important activities are the following:
• the editing of the international scholarly journal Language Problems
and Language Planning (founded as La Monda Lingvo-Problemo, 1969-1976), which
is published three times a year by the well-known academic publishing house
John Benjamins (chief editor: Humphrey Tonkin);
In July 2007, in Amsterdam, CED arranged the first Conference de Universities where Esperanto or Interlinguistics Is Taught. This broadening of CED’s field of activities is expected to lead to a number of new initiatives in the near future.
The present Board of Directors of CED consists of the following people: Humphrey Tonkin (chair), Mark Fettes, Sabine Fiedler, Wim Jansen, Goro Kimura, Giridhar Rao, and Federico Gobbo.
A more extensive set of web pages for CED is in preparation and will be launched in 2009.
Send any questions or comments to Mark Fettes.