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On both sides of the Menai? Planning for language in north-west Wales

Carlin, Patrick Joseph 2013. On both sides of the Menai? Planning for language in north-west Wales. Revista de Llengua i Dret 59 , pp. 92-110.

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Abstract

In this article, the legitimation of the Welsh language by two contiguous local government entities, Gwynedd Council and the Isle of Anglesey County Council in north-west Wales, is contrasted with its increased institutionalisation by means of language policies carried out within the two entities over a period of 40 years. Using grey and professional literature as well as field interviews, political claims around the increased use of the non-statewide language are mapped onto language planning activities impacting upon both internal administration and external engagement with local communities and national stakeholders. Contrasts between legitimation and institutionalisation activities within and across the two entities are explained in terms of interaction between local, substate and statewide political actors.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Welsh
Subjects: J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe) > JN101 Great Britain
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sociolinguistics
Publisher: Escola d'Administració Pública de Catalunya
ISSN: 0212-5056
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:39
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42210

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