How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Language Obsolescence and Revitalization: Linguistic Change in Two Sociolinguistically Contrasting Welsh Communities
Mari C. Jones's book is the first to examine developments in contemporary Welsh with reference to both language death and standardization. She bases her study on extensive fieldwork in two sociolinguistically contrasting communities She also examines agents of revitalization, such as immersion schools and the media, and the effect they are having on Welsh. She explores and discusses the position of Breton and Cornish by way of comparison.