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Let’s Do Our Best for the Ancient Tongue

The Welsh Language in the Twentieth Century

This book brings together the foremost experts in the history of the Welsh language to trace its trajectory through the twentieth century. Contributors discuss not only the numerical and territorial decline of Welsh but also its struggle for official recognition, and the different roles it has played (and continues to play) in social, regional, and class domains. Welsh speakers have long been concerned with the fate of the language, and this volume puts that problem, and its integral relationship with education, work, and everyday life in Wales, into a broad, productive context. This new edition offers a fresh preface that brings the work into the present.

720 pages | 3 maps and figures | 6 x 9 | © 2015

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Table of 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

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