50 years of the Welsh Language Society
dave.sayers at CANTAB.NET
Tue Jan 17 08:23:48 UTC 2012
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There is a series of articles up at clickonwales.org, celebrating the
50th anniversary of the Welsh language pressure group Cymdeithas yr
Iaith Gymraeg (The Welsh Language Society).
'Cymdeithas at 50: Half a century ago'. John Davies looks back at an era
when the Welsh language was virtually invisible.
'Cymdeithas at 50: When dreams become reality'. Angharad Tomos looks
back at a lifetime of campaigning.
'Cymdeithas at 50: Attaining psychological freedom'. Menna Machreth
explains how non-violent direct action can become a way of life.
'Cymdeithas at 50: How devolution is changing the campaign'. Simon
Brooks argues that today the language needs constitutional pressure group.
'Cymdeithas at 50: Making the campaign fit for the future'. Huw Lewis
says Cymdeithas faces questions about its organisation, methods and policy.
Dr. Dave Sayers
Honorary Research Fellow
College of Arts & Humanities
and Language Research Centre
dave.sayers at cantab.net
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