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Language, Economy and Society The Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century

by Harold Carter, John (Institute of Earth Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth) Aitchison

Language, Economy and Society The Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century Synopsis

This is an updated and extended version of the book previously published under the title A Geography of the Welsh Language 1961-1991 . The publication expands on the main themes addressed within the original text, makes reference to research, and presents sets of language data both for individuals and for households in wales. An additional chapter examines the impact of migration on the language, the relationship between social class and ability to speak Welsh, and the bases for the reproduction and maintenance of the language within the context of the family. The final chapter is extended and considers the prospects for the language, in the light of political and insitutional developments (including the Assembly), planning issues (most notably housing) and developments in the field of education. The implications of these and other socio-economic forces for the long-term well-being of the language are evaluated.

Language, Economy and Society The Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century Press Reviews

Aitchison and Carter's volume remains the single most important empirical discussion of the fortunes of Welsh. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development ...an important and comprehensive source of information on the Welsh language - yesterday, today and tomorrow. Books in Wales ...provides thought-provoking material to those interested in language survival and revival. Word

Book Information

ISBN: 9780708315521
Publication date: 1st February 2000
Author: Harold Carter, John (Institute of Earth Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth) Aitchison
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Historical & comparative linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Grammar, syntax & morphology, Philosophy of language, Cultural studies,

About Harold Carter, John (Institute of Earth Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth) Aitchison

Harold Carter is Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, University of Wales. John Aitchison is an award winning statistician who has been an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Statistics at the University of Glasgow since 1995.

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