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Full Title: Language Diversity in Wales / Amrywiaeth ieithyddol yng Nghymru

      
Location: Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Start Date: 18-Jul-2014 - 19-Jul-2014
Contact: Míša Hejná
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://amrywiaeth.wordpress.com
Meeting Description: Date: 18-19 July 2014
Venue: National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth
Website: http://amrywiaeth.wordpress.com

The conference aims to provide a forum for those interested in the language diversity of Wales. The event is conceived in a broad way and is not restricted to purely linguistic topics. The forum is also open to researchers with literary perspectives, to those interested in translation studies, and to researchers from the fields of media, arts, and anthropology insofar as they are working on topics connected with the language diversity of Wales.

The registration fee and more detail on how to register will be made available on the website.

Invited Speakers:

Prof Markku Filppula (University of Eastern Finland)
Dr David Willis (University of Cambridge)
Dr Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones (Aberystwyth University)
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation
LL Issue: 24.4787


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