The Welsh Language


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The Welsh Language
Author: Janet Davies
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 2005
Number of pages: 135
Format: pdf
Size: 1,8 MB

Janet Davies offers a broad historical survey, looking at Welsh-language culture from sixth-century heroic poetry to television and pop music in the late twentieth century. She considers the public status of the language from the Act of Union with England of 1536 to the enactment of the Welsh Language Act in 1993, compares the status of Welsh with that of other minority languages throughout Europe, and provides a brief guide to pronunciation, dialect and grammar.

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