Critical Mass and Insecurity in Minority Language Policy

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Abstract

This article will discuss the extent to which legislation is effective in terms of changing individual and group behaviours. The specific focus of this article will be to argue that legislation pertaining to the use of the Welsh language in Wales, despite having expanded the domains of language use in an important way, has not shifted the cycle of language non-use that may be identified.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)300-316
Number of pages17
JournalInternational Journal on Minority and Group Rights
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

Keywords

  • equality
  • minority languages
  • bilingual education
  • language planning
  • Welsh

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