A Geography of the Welsh Language, 1961-1991

John Aitchison and Harold Carter

A Geography of the Welsh Language, 1961-1991
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John Aitchison and Harold Carter

Distributed for University of Wales Press

130 pages | 9-3/5 x 7-2/5
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780708312360 Published February 1994 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only
Books in Wales

“. . . an important and comprehensive source of information on the Welsh language - yesterday, today and tomorrow. As such it should grace every library - public, private and educational - not only in Wales, but in neighbouring countries. Even casual reference to its contents should educate and help reduce ignorance and remove prejudice.” –Books in Wales

Y Drych
“. . . highly readable and very informative . . .” –Y Drych
Word

“. . . provides thought-provoking material to those interested in language survival and revival. Linguists specialising in these areas, as well as in the Celtic languages in general, will wish to read this well-done and clear study of shifting tides in linguistic geography.” –Word

Contents
Introduction

The Historical Background

Statistics and Data

General Population Change

The Welsh Language in 1991

Language Change 1961-1991

Urban and Rural Studies

Literacy: Reading and Writing Welsh

The Monoglot Welsh Population

Conclusion

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