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Media: Revived Cornish

Submitter: Michael Johnstone

Submitter Email: mjj1000@hermes.cam.ac.uk
Media Body: Under the headline "Back from the dead: UK's new language", the BBC
News website talks about Cornish becoming an official language, and
the arguments about language purism - should they choose Modern
Cornish, Unified Cornish or Common Cornish as the standard?...

Some sound files of spoken Cornish are included.


Michael Johnstone

Issue Number: 13.2141
Date Posted: August 21, 2002

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