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Patrick Carlin

'Two peas in a pod? Language Policy and Welsh-medium Education', lecture delivered in the Education Department, Vic University, Cataloniab (31/10/2014)

'Valuing the non-statewide language: Evidence from migrants to Catalonia and Wales', paper delivered in the New Speakers in a Multilingual Europe: Opportunities and Challenges Symposium, Open University of Catalonia, Barcelona (20-22/11/2014)

'Comparing Language Commissioners'. British Association for Applied Linguistics Annual Conference, September 2013‘

'Language policy in Wales: 100 years in the making’. Facultat de Filologia Seminar Series, University of València, September 2013

‘(Re)assembling identity: Tutors' and adult learners' reflections from the Welsh for Adults (WfA) sector’. Seminar for School of Welsh Seminar Series, Cardiff University, 15 May 2012

-'Maintaining and Revitalising Minority Languages in their Heartlands',Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, Sleat, Isle of Skye , Scotland, 31 August - 3 September 2011

‘On both sides of the Menai? Planning for language in north-west Wales’. Keynote presentation delivered at First Soillse Revitalising Minority Languages Conference, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland, 01 September 2011

‘Language Planning and Policy in Wales’. Lecture delivered as part of The Culture and Literature of Wales: Wales and the Welsh Language module for Colgate University Study Abroad Lecture Series, Cardiff University, 08 April 2011

‘Catalan Language Development in Comparative Perspective: Local Government Doing It On Its Own’. Presentation delivered at the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit, School of Welsh, Cardiff University, 30 March 2011

‘Where did Norma go to work and who took her there? Co-operation and contestation in local language policies in Catalonia’. Paper presented at the Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 17 March 2011

‘Doing as they are told? Subregional Language Planning in Wales, the Basque Country and Catalonia’. Paper presented at the Joint Sessions of the European Consortium of Political Research, Münster, 25 March 2010.

'A House of Many Mansions? Political party intervention in local language policy in Wales, the Basque Country and Catalonia’. Paper presented at the 3rd Workshop for Cultural Exchanges and Crossroads: Brittany and Wales, Centre for Advanced Welsh and Celtic Studies, Aberystwyth, 20 March 2010

‘Diputaciones, cynghorau sir, neuaddau tref: man geni polisïau iaith cenedlaethol?’, in the Institute of Welsh Politics seminar, National Eisteddfod at Bala: August 2009.

‘Did you hear the one about LPP and local authorities?’, in Welsh Language Board two-day staff training seminar, Cardiff: June 2009.

Patrick Carlin’s main research interests lie within language policy and planning. Other related interests include linguistic mobilisation and political parties, critical interpretations of language planning, the sociology of language and the politics of culture.

Diarmait MacGiolla Chríost

Diarmait MacGiolla Chríost is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. He has worked as a consultant on language issues to a variety of bodies at local, regional and national level, including the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the Standing Advisory Commission on Human Rights in Northern Ireland, Menter a Busnes, and Scottish Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

Colin Williams

Colin Williams is a member of the Editorial Boards of:

Simon Brooks (up to August 2013)

Simon Brooks works in the neighbouring academic disciplines of literary and cultural studies (mainly in the field of ethnicity) as well as in language policy. Lectures by Simon on literature, culture and ethnicity can be found here

Jonathan Morris

Iwan Rees