Language, Economy and Society: The Changing Fortunes of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century (2nd Revised edition)
By: John Aitchison (author), Harold Carter (author)Paperback
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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.
John Aitchison, Institute of Earth Studies, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. Harold Carter, Emeritus Professor of Human Geography, University of Wales, Aberystwyth.
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2nd Revised edition
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