Thursday, 28 August 2008

Anglaj Enmigrantoj kaj Kimralingvoj Wales on Line:

A major study has concluded that English migrants to Welsh-speaking parts of Wales generally come to respect the language, but only a small proportion actually learn it.

Researchers led by Graham Day, head of social sciences at Bangor University, say incomers from England are so diverse that stereotypes are unhelpful.

The report, soon to be published by the University of Wales Press in its Contemporary Wales series, states: “Substantial and continuing in-migration of English people has been widely construed as a serious threat [to Welsh-speaking communities].

“In view of the importance of the issues raised, it is surprising how little attention has been paid to the actual experiences and perceptions of the English migrants themselves.”...

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