Lessons of language loss stay the same (Wales)

Paul Johnson pljohnson at UCDAVIS.EDU
Sat Dec 22 18:11:29 UTC 2012

Thanks for this link, Dave!  I found a publication of the official ONS
stats on Welsh in the 2011 census that this article is quoting:


Merry Christmas,

Paul Johnson
PhD Candidate
Department of Political Science, UC Davis

On Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 1:33 AM, Dave Sayers <D.Sayers at swansea.ac.uk> wrote:

> http://www.clickonwales.org/2012/12/lessons-of-language-loss-stay-the-same/
> "The census information on the state of the Welsh language, published
> yesterday and shown in the
> table below, give the bare outline details. More information will be
> available at the end of January
> in which we will be able to se what is happening at more local community
> level across Wales.
> We will be running some articles by specialist commentators next week but
> it is possible, on an
> initial glance to come to a few conclusions. First of all, the overall
> decline is far from
> catastrophic – mush less, for example, than occurred between 1961 and 1971
> when the overall
> statistics fell by 26 per cent to 19.8 per cent."
> (More if you click the link.)
> http://www.clickonwales.org/2012/12/lessons-of-language-loss-stay-the-same/
> The comments beneath the article are just as interesting as the article
> itself, if not more so. In
> general the comments on clickonwales.org articles are a slightly more
> formal and informed version of
> the much more vitriolic comments that fly around in the Welsh blogosphere
> on this topic.
> Note: I am not the 'Dave' in these comments, or the 'David', or any of the
> other likely pseudonyms.
> I'm just a bystander.
> Happy Christmas folks :)
> Dave
> --
> Dr. Dave Sayers
> Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University
> and Visiting Lecturer (2012-2013), Dept English, Åbo Akademi University
> dave.sayers at cantab.net
> http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers
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