language

A brief history of Esperanto, the 135-year-old language of peace hated by Hitler and Stalin alike

Joshua Holzer Assistant Professor of Political Science, Westminster College In the late 1800s, the city of Białystok – which was once Polish, then Prussian, then Russian, and is today again part of Poland – was a hub of diversity, with large numbers of…

21st of February: International mother language day

The mother tongue is what our mothers, or whoever was close while we were growing up, taught us.  In primitive societies it was the mother who took charge of domestic tasks and raising children, it was she who taught us…