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Sociolinguistics in Wales

Editors: Durham, Mercedes, Morris, Jonathan (Eds.)

  • Showcases the languages and language situation in Wales with special reference to recent, innovative sociolinguistic research
  • Contributes to the wider sociolinguistic research community in presenting a range of data, frameworks and methodologies
  • Considers how factors such as inward and outward migration and greater social mobility are leading to more diverse communities which can further our understanding of sociolinguistics and multilingualism more generally
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About this book

This volume showcases recent sociolinguistic research about Wales and offers contributions from scholars working on Welsh, English and other languages spoken in the country. The chapters present a range of frameworks and methodologies used in sociolinguistics and apply them to the Welsh linguistic context. This context is very distinctive compared to the rest of the UK and represents a prime ground to observe different aspects of the interplay between language and society. The structure of the volume reflects the linguistic diversity of the country and is divided into three sections. The first section examines recent research on Welsh, the second section focuses on English, and the third section deals with research on Welsh and English together, as well as research on other languages spoken in Wales. The book will be useful to those wanting to discover more about language and society in Wales, as well as to those already working in the field as it offers new perspectives and insights.

About the authors

Mercedes Durham is Senior Lecturer in Sociolinguistics at Cardiff University, UK. Her research includes work on the acquisition of sociolinguistic competence, and Welsh and Scottish dialects of English. 
Jonathan Morris is Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Lecturer in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics at the School of Welsh, Cardiff University, UK. His research focuses on sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism and second language acquisition in the Welsh context.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • An Overview of Sociolinguistics in Wales

    Durham, Mercedes (et al.)

    Pages 3-28

  • Age Variation and Language Change in Welsh: Auxiliary Deletion and Possessive Constructions

    Davies, Peredur

    Pages 31-59

  • Behavioural Economics and Minority Language e-Services—The Case of Welsh

    Evas, Jeremy (et al.)

    Pages 61-91

  • A Standard for Language? Policy, Territory, and Constitutionality in a Devolving Wales

    Carlin, Patrick (et al.)

    Pages 93-119

  • Variation and Change in the Grammar of Welsh English

    Paulasto, Heli

    Pages 123-150

Buy this book

eBook £56.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52897-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £72.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-52896-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sociolinguistics in Wales
Editors
  • Mercedes Durham
  • Jonathan Morris
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-52897-1
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-52897-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-52896-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 313
Number of Illustrations and Tables
46 b/w illustrations
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