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Media: Welsh Language Article, The Guardian

Submitter: Mark Jones

Submitter Email: markjjones@hotmail.com
Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Welsh

Media Body: Dear Linguists,

The G2 supplement of the British daily broadsheet The Guardian ran a
(slightly rose-tinted) article on the Welsh language on June 22nd. Still,
nice to see the English language media paying some attention. URL below.
It's free to access the article, and no sign up is required:



Mark J. Jones
British Academy Post-doctoral Research Fellow
Department of Linguistics
University of Cambridge
e-mail: mjj13@cam.ac.uk
phone: (01223) (3)35050
Issue Number: 17.1870
Date Posted: June 23, 2006

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