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Professor Colin H Williams


Professor Colin H Williams Position: Research Professor Email:
Telephone: +44(0)29 208 74843
Fax: -
Extension: 77266
Location: John Percival Building

Research interests

Main research interests:

Teaching Profile

BA in Welsh: Year One
  • CY1745 Cymru a’i Diwylliant [Wales and its Culture] (contributor)
  • CY1744 O Destun i Draethawd [From Text to Essay] (contributor)
BA in Welsh: Year Two and Final Year
  • CY2282 Cynllunio Ieithyddol [Language Planning]
MA in Welsh and MA in Welsh Ethnological Studies
  • CYD041 Language, Identity and Society
  • CYD031 Key Issues in Welsh Scholarship (co-ordinator)
  • CYD043 Wales and America (contributer)
Programme for resident Colgate University students
  • 'Wales and the Welsh Language' (Contributor)




Research Projects

Active member of European Universities' Network on Multilingualism

'Globalisation, Modernity and Language: New Perspectives on Language in Education'

'Language Rich Europe' - British Council

ARUC: Les savoirs de la gouvernance communataire
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‘From Act to Action: Language Legislation in Finland, Ireland and Wales.’ Sponsored by the Svenska Kuturfonden, EBLUL, Foras Na Gaeilge and the Welsh Language Board.

‘Language Commissioners: A Comparative Perspective.’

‘Christian Witness and Non-Violent Resistance.’

Government of Ireland, 20 Year Strategy on the Irish Language

Postgraduate Students

Current PhD Students

William Roberts: Public Parades and Identity

Ifor Gruffydd: ‘Strategaethau Cynllunio Ieithyddol’ [Strategies for Language Planning]

Steve Eaves: ‘Cynllunio Ieithyddol: Hyfforddiant’ [Language Planning: Training]

Lucy Morrow: Language and Celtic Ethnicity in Contemporary Ireland and Wales (with Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost)

Sean Ó Connor: The Irish Language in the Justice System (with Professor Diarmait Mac Giolla Chríost)

Jenny Marshall: (KESS scholarship) 'Dulliau Dysgu a'r Economi Digidol [Learning Techniques and the Digital Economy] (with Dr Adrian Price)

Christina Wagoner: South Wales and North Texas: Language-in Education and Multilingualism

Geraint Whittaker: 'Everyday Welshness in Migrant Communities: A Geographic Comparison'