[lg policy] Plans for Welsh prominence on road signs criticised

Dave Sayers dave.sayers at CANTAB.NET
Wed Jun 4 09:48:32 UTC 2014

"The Welsh language commissioner's conclusions confirm Welsh should be given priority 
on signs erected by councils.

But Newport council said it felt that Welsh should not have prominence in signage in 
its response to the Welsh government's consultation on the proposed Welsh language 

A spokesperson said data from the 2011 census showed that only 6.3 % of its 
population could write, read and speak Welsh while more than 100 international 
languages are spoken in Newport."

Full article: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-27676999


Dr. Dave Sayers
Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Honorary Research Fellow, Arts & Humanities, Swansea University, UK
dave.sayers at cantab.net | http://swansea.academia.edu/DaveSayers

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