'Let's Do Our Best for the Ancient Tongue': The Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century (Social History of the Welsh Language S. 2nd edition)

'Let's Do Our Best for the Ancient Tongue': The Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century (Social History of the Welsh Language S. 2nd edition)

By: H. Jenkins Geraint (editor), Mari A. Williams (editor)Paperback

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An authoritative and thorough analysis of the fortunes of the Welsh language in the most tumultuous period of its history. Twenty-one chapters discuss not only the numerical and territorial decline of Welsh but also its struggle for official recognition and its role in a wide variety of social domains. Of all the memorable phrases coined in the twentieth century, none has had greater resonance for the Welsh speaker than 'Tynged yr Iaith' (The Fate of the Language), and this volume provides a stimulating commentary on the processes of linguistic change, decay and revival experienced by the oldest spoken language in Britain. The fruit of the second major research project of the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies of the University of Wales, will interest and intrigue the general public as well as specialists in the field and help readers to familiarize themselves with the history of a language which, over the centuries, has been an integral part of the everyday life of the Welsh people and their sense of nationhood.

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Geraint H. Jenkins is Professor Emeritus and Honorary Senior Fellow of CAWCS. Mari A. Williams was formerly a Research Fellow and Project Leader at the University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth. She currently works as a translator.

Contents

The Fortunes of the Welsh Language 1900 - 2000: Introduction - Geraint H. Jenkins and Mari A. Williams The Welsh Language 1921 - 1991: A Geolinguistic Perspective - John W. Aitchison and Harold Carter The Welsh Language and the Geographical Imagination 1918 - 1950 - Pyrs Gruffudd Women and the Welsh Language in the Industrial Valleys of South Wales 1914 - 1945 - Mari A. Williams The Welsh Language Movement in the First Half of the Twentieth Century: An Exercise in Quiet Revolutions - Marion Loffler The Legal Status of the Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century - Gwilym Prys Davies The Attitude of Political Parties towards the Welsh Language - J. Graham Jones Journalism and the Welsh Language - Robert Smith Broadcasting and the Welsh Language - Robert Smith The British State and Welsh-Language Education 1914 - 1991 - W. Gareth Evans The Welsh Language and Religion - D. Densil Morgan Welsh Literature since 1914 - R. Gerallt Jones The Riches of the Past? Recording Welsh Dialects - Beth Thomas The War of the Tongues: Early Anglo-Welsh Responses to Welsh Literary Culture - John Harris The History of the Welsh Language Society 1962 - 1998 - Dylan Phillips The Welsh Language Movement and Bilingualism: What Can Local Organizations Achieve? - Marion Loffler We'll Keep a Welcome? The Effects of Tourism on the Welsh Language - Dylan Phillips The Welsh Language and Agricultural Communities in the Twentieth Century - Garth Hughes, Peter Midmore and Anne-Marie Sherwood The Welsh Language and Local Authority Planning in Gwynedd 1974 - 1995 - Delyth Morris The Other Celtic Languages in the Twentieth Century - Glanville Price Lesser-used Languages and Linguistic Minorities in Europe since 1918: An Overview - Robin Okey Restoring the Language- Colin H. Williams

Product Details

  • publication date: 28/02/2015
  • ISBN13: 9781783161782
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 675
  • ID: 9781783161782
  • weight: 1043
  • ISBN10: 1783161787
  • edition: 2nd edition

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