Changes in Family Structure and Lifestyles: Challenges for Regional or Minority Languages

Wilson McLeod, Huw Lewis

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This essay focuses on contemporary challenges for regional and minority languages (RMLs) in relation to family language policy, focusing in particular on the role of migration beyond ‘heartland’ territories; the role of ICT in family life in light of the structural disadvantages of RMLs in relation to ICT development and availability; and the various sociolinguistic challenges connected to language shift, including the role of grandparents and the role of ‘new speaker’ parents.
Original languageWelsh
Title of host publicationLanguage Revitalisation and Social Transformation
PublisherSpringer Nature
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-80189-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-80188-5
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 29 Sept 2021

Publication series

NameLanguage and Globalization
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

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