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Professor Robert Owen Jones


Position: Research Professor Email: N/A
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Location: Humanities Building

Research Interests

His main research interests are sociolinguistics, dialectology, minority languages, and the role of second language teaching in language planning. Between 2004 and 2007 he led two Leverhulme-funded research projects on the sociolinguistics of Welsh in Patagonia.


Selection of Publications

1999: ‘The Welsh Language. Does it have a future?’ yn R. Black, W. Gillies, R.O'Maolalaigh (eds.), Celtic Connections. Proceedings of the Tenth International Congress of Celtic Studies (East Linton: Tuckwell Press) tt 425-456.

1998: ‘The Welsh language in Patagonia’ yn G.H. Jenkins (ed.) Language and Community in the Nineteenth Century (Cardiff: UWP) tt 287-316.

1997: Hir Oes I'r Iaith. Agweddau ar Hanes y Gymraeg (Llandysul: Gomer).

1992: ‘From Patagonia to Saskatchewan. An attempt to secure a separate Welsh linguistic and cultural identity’ yn C. Byrne, M. Harry, P.O'Siadhail (eds), Celtic Languages and Celtic Peoples (Halifax: St Mary's University) tt 619-644.

1988: ‘Language Variation and Social Stratification: Linguistic Change in Progress’ yn M. Ball (ed.) The Use of Welsh (Clevedon: Multilingual Matters) tt 289-306.