Event Title

Preservation of the Welsh Language

Location

CSU 202

Start Date

20-4-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

20-4-2015 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Anthropology

Student's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Mentor's Name

Chelsea Mead

Mentor's Email Address

chelsea.mead@mnsu.edu

Mentor's Department

Anthropology

Mentor's College

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Description

This research is a preliminary exploration of the Welsh language and the dynamics of language preservation and survival. My study identifies why there has historically been a decline in the use of Welsh and the complications surrounding language dynamics in Wales. I identify different methods and avenues speakers and learners are taking to maintain, preserve, and pass on their language. A few select examples will include legislative efforts such as the Welsh Language Act of 1993, the emergence of Welsh medium schools where children are able to explore the language, and efforts to shift the cultural image of Welsh culture and language. Drawing upon existing scholarship, histories, and current media efforts, this research begins a discussion on the survival and determination of the Welsh language and its speakers.

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Preservation of the Welsh Language

CSU 202

This research is a preliminary exploration of the Welsh language and the dynamics of language preservation and survival. My study identifies why there has historically been a decline in the use of Welsh and the complications surrounding language dynamics in Wales. I identify different methods and avenues speakers and learners are taking to maintain, preserve, and pass on their language. A few select examples will include legislative efforts such as the Welsh Language Act of 1993, the emergence of Welsh medium schools where children are able to explore the language, and efforts to shift the cultural image of Welsh culture and language. Drawing upon existing scholarship, histories, and current media efforts, this research begins a discussion on the survival and determination of the Welsh language and its speakers.

Recommended Citation

Schmit, Maria. "Preservation of the Welsh Language." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 20, 2015.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2015/oral_session_02/3