Humphrey Tonkin

List of John Benjamins publications for which Humphrey Tonkin plays a role.

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Linguistic Equality

Edited by Humphrey Tonkin

Special issue of Language Problems and Language Planning 39:3 (2015) v, 101 pp.
Subjects Language policy | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology

The Translator as Mediator of Cultures

Edited by Humphrey Tonkin and Maria Esposito Frank

[Studies in World Language Problems, 3] 2010. x, 201 pp.
Subjects Language policy | Multilingualism | Translation Studies

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L. L. Zamenhof saw the creation of his proposed international language, Esperanto, as a process of construction, rather like the building of a city. This new city of words would replace the walls of language difference that had previously separated the nations. His poems imagined a new “foundation”… read more | Article
Tonkin, Humphrey 2015 The search for linguistic equalityLinguistic Equality, Tonkin, Humphrey (ed.), pp. 221–226
Five papers from the symposium on language and equality, held in New York in 2014 and organized by the Working Group on Language and the United Nations, make up this special issue of Language Problems and Language Planning. The symposium highlighted the difficulty of defining the nature of language… read more | Article
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The Holocaust had a profound effect on the Esperanto movement. Many of the leading members of the Esperanto language community perished, and some survived. Recent years have seen a revival of interest in those who died and those who lived. Among the dead were most of the family of L. L. Zamenhof,… read more | Article
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Krog, Antjie, Rosalind Morris and Humphrey Tonkin 2010 1. Translation as reconciliation: A conversation about politics, translation, and multilingualism in South AfricaThe Translator as Mediator of Cultures, Tonkin, Humphrey and Maria Esposito Frank (eds.), pp. 17–36
South Africa is an example of the urgent need for translation. In moving away from two official languages to eleven, South Africa, limited in resources and unprepared to handle such linguistic complexity at the level of government, has in effect empowered English as the prestige language. The… read more | Article
Tonkin, Humphrey 2010 10. The semantics of invention: Translation into EsperantoThe Translator as Mediator of Cultures, Tonkin, Humphrey and Maria Esposito Frank (eds.), pp. 169–190
The particular challenges of translating Winnie-the-Pooh into a planned language like Esperanto include grappling with culture-specific and idiomatic phraseology, word-play, the choice of proper names, and an audience divided between children and adults. The problem is none the less made simpler… read more | Article
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Juaristi, Patxi, Timothy Reagan and Humphrey Tonkin 2008 Linguistic diversity in the European Union: An overviewRespecting Linguistic Diversity in the European Union, Arzoz, Xabier (ed.), pp. 47–72
An examination of the extent and diversity of languages in Europe and specifically in the European Union reveals that there are over sixty indigenous languages currently spoken in, and historically established in, the territory of the EU, along with almost thirty sign languages. The authors… read more | Article
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The mainstream conduct of research on Esperanto and interlinguistics is a relatively recent phenomenon, which of late has grown easier through better access to libraries and a growing body of scholarly work. The situation of Esperanto and interlinguistics in universities remains stable. However,… read more | Article
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Since LMLP, the precursor of LPLP, began publication over thirty years ago, the field of sociolinguistics and language policy has changed. Dedicated to the study of the terrain where languages intersect, the journal began in an environment in which the principal problem was the failure of… read more | Article
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RESUMO Cent jaroj de Esperanto: Superrigardo La unua lernolibro de Esperanto aperis en 1887. Ĝia aǔtoro, L. L. Zamenhof, kreis lingvan movadon, kies historio daǔras seninterrompe ĝis la hodiaǔa tago. La lingvo mem estas miksaĵo de eüropaj elementoj kaj apriora, esence internacia, strukturo. Tra la… read more | Article
Tonkin, Humphrey 1987 EditorialLanguage Problems and Language Planning 11:3, pp. 261–263
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Tonkin, Humphrey 1985 Redakcia ArtikoloLanguage Problems and Language Planning 9:1, pp. 1–2
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Tonkin, Humphrey 1984 EditorialLanguage Problems and Language Planning 8:3, pp. 279–280
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Reala skribajo kaj lima lingvo: lingvo-planado en la 17-a kaj l8-a jarcentoj Lastatempe okazis revivigo de interesigo pri la tielnomataj filozofiaj lingvoj de la deksepa jarcento. Tion kauzis versajne sangigantaj starpunktoj rilate artefaritajn Hngvosistemojn kaj konstato, ke la lingva teorio estas… read more | Article