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Language planning in Wales: lessons for New Zealand?

Evas, Jeremy 2011. Language planning in Wales: lessons for New Zealand? Presented at: Department of Computer Science, Tari Rorohiko: 2011 Seminars, University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, 4 February 2011.

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Abstract

This talk describes the situation of the Welsh language in Wales, and the structures that in place for promotion of the Language. Welsh, until 2001, followed a pattern similar to many smaller languages of the world, i.e. a sharp decline in number and proportions of speakers throughout the 20th century. However, due to civic pressure, the education system, and government intervention, the number and percentage of Welsh speakers is now rising, although top-level figures can hide many internal changes in the composition of a speech community. The structures for the promotion of Maori are currently being examined and there is an unparalleled opportunity to contribute to a strategy that will drive future language policy in New Zealand. This talk will therefore examine some possible suggestions for future promotion of Maori, based on practical experience in Wales.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Welsh
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
P Language and Literature > PL Languages and literatures of Eastern Asia, Africa, Oceania
T Technology > T Technology (General)
Funders: Welsh Language Board, University of Waikato, New Zealand
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Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/45358

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