Journals, Newsletters, Bibliographies and Web sites on Interlinguistics

Journals and Newsletters

Language Problems and Language Planning

Language Problems and Language Planning is published three times a year by John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam, under the editorship of the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems. Since 1996 it includes a regular interlinguistics section. Abstracts are available on the publisher's web site.

Informilo por Interlingvistoj

Informilo por Interlingvistoj has been published by the Center for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems since 1974. Three or four issues appear each year, making it the most up-to-date bibliographic source on interlinguistics (see below for examples). Recent numbers are accessible on line, except for pages photocopied from other publications.

Interlinguistische Informationen

Interlinguistische Informationen is a German-language newsletter of similar format and focus to Informilo por Interlingvistoj, published by the Gesellschaft für Interlinguistik. The most recent issue is accessible on line.

Esperantologio / Esperanto Studies (EES)

Esperantologio / Esperanto Studies is an international journal on all phenomena relating to Esperanto. It publishes articles based on original studies of the linguistic, historical, literary, psychological, sociological, and political aspects of Esperanto. The journal is published in two versions, which are identical in content: a print version (ISSN 1311-3496) and an electronic version (ISSN 1404-4749). The first issue, comprising 80 pages, was published in July 1999.

Esperantic Studies

Esperantic Studies is an occasional English-language newsletter on current topics and projects in the areas of Esperanto studies and interlinguistics, published since 1991 by the Esperantic Studies Foundation. All of its issues are available on line.

Print and CD-ROM Bibliographies

The Modern Languages Association of America's International Bibliography of Books and Articles on the Modern Languages and Literatures contains a reliable section on "International and Auxiliary Languages", running to between 300 and 400 items per year, most of them on Esperanto. It is available in many university libraries in bound form or on CD-ROM.

Other international bibliographies which cover interlinguistics include the Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLL; Section: Plansprachen/Artificial languages), published in Frankfurt by Klostermann, and the Bibliographie linguistique de l'année... et complément des années précédentes (Section: Interlinguistics [planned languages] - Interlinguistique [langues planifiées], published in Utrecht by Spectrum on behalf of the Comité International Permanent des Linguistes.

On-line Bibliographies

Introductory bibliographies have been posted by Detlev Blanke, Mark Fettes and LIU Haitao. An extensive but incomplete bibliography of planned languages excluding Esperanto has been compiled by Rick Harrison.

A more detailed survey of the present scope of the field, containing over 600 items, can be found in Detlev Blanke's contribution to the 1995-96 MLA bibliography, published in "Informilo por Interlingvistoj" 22-23 (1997). In IPI 24 (1998) Blanke presents a selected multilingual bibliography of works on terminology science and "language for special purposes" in Esperanto; IPI 25 lists a number of recent university theses and the contents of several new monographs; and IPI 26 includes a concise up-to-date bibliography on the pioneer of terminology science Eugen Wüster.

Web Sites

The Virtuala Esperanto-Biblioteko includes up-to-date links to on-line catalogues and web pages on interlinguistics.

Interlinguistics and the Internet is an English-language article by Mark Fettes, originally written for the Summer 1997 issue of Language Problems and Language Planning. It includes many links and is updated occasionally.