'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 is a member of the Editorial Boards of:
- The Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Matters
- Current Issues of Language Planning
- Journal of Language, Education and Identity
- Noves Sociolinguisticas
- "Language Policy in Comparative Perspective" Network for the Promotion of Lingusitic Diversity/EU , Amsterdam, 3 February 2012.
- 'Maintaining and Revitalising Minority Languages in their Heartlands',Sabhal Mòr Ostaig UHI, Sleat, Isle of Skye , Scotland, 31 August - 3 September 2011
- “The Role of the Commissioner of Official Languages in Canadian Language Policy”, Canadian Studies in Wales Conference, Swansea University, 16 March 2011.
- “Is there a BALM in Gilead? Rapporteur’s Closing Address to the UNESCO and Lingua Mon, 3rd World Seminar on Development and Language, Bibliotechnia Alexandria, Egypt, 28-29 November 2010.
- “Linguistic Ombudsmen in Comparative Perspective,” 12th International Conference of the International Academy of Linguistic Law, “Language Law and the Multilingual State” Bloemfontein University Plenary Address: Bloemfontein University, 4 November, 2010.
- “The Irish Language Commissioner.” 12th International Conference of the International Academy of Linguistic Law, "Language Law and the Multilingual State” (With P O Flaharta), Bloemfontein University, 3 November, 2010.
- "The Mask of Piety: Reflections on Promotion and Regulation,” Plenary Address to the West European Studies Conference on “Minority Languages in Europe: Successes and Challenges.” Indiana University, 8 October, 2010.
- "Language Empowerment Initiatives for Francophones outside Quebec.” Department of French and Italian, Indiana University, 7 October, 2010.
- “European Minority Language Policy: Towards A New Era?” Graduate Centre of the City University of New York, 4 October, 2010.
- "EU Multilingualism: the next steps" Bolzano University, Italy, 13-15 September, 2010.
- 'Is there a Welsh Model of Bilingual Education?' Conference -“Slovene Language in Contact – Modern Directions of Multilingual and Minority Education” Primorska University, Slovenia, 11 September 11, 2010.
- “Legislation, +/- language rights and citizenship.” Southampton University, Sociolinguistic Symposium 18, 3 September, 2010.
- “Mentrau Iaith, Language Enterprise Agencies,” ARUC :Les savoirs de la gouvernance communautaire : de nouvelles modalités d’action pour la francophonie canadienne et les minorités linguistiques, Ottawa University , 23 August, 2010.
- ‘In Defence of Language Rights: Language Commissioners in Canada, Ireland and Wales'.
Linguamón, Casa de Llengues, Barcelona, 21 May, 2010.
- ‘Legislation, rights and services: A comparative analysis,’ Linguamón, Casa de Llengues, Barcelona, 20 May, 2010.
- ‘Language Legilsation, Rights and Regulation.’, Specialist Evidence to the Scrutiny Committee on the Proposed Welsh Language Measure. National Assembly of Wales, Legislative Committee No 2. National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff 20 April, 2010.
- ‘A Research Strategy for the Multilingual City Network,’ Office of Official Language Commissioner and Ottawa University Forum, Ottawa City Hall, 26 March 2010.
- 'Aménagement des langues dans les capitales et milieux urbains : pratiques et défis':
Language Planning in Capitals and Urban Environments: Practices and Challenges, Ottawa City Hall, 25 March, 2010.
- ‘A Language Commissioner for Wales: International Precedents’, Burton Centre Seminar Series, Swansea University, 8 March, 2010.
- ‘Implementing Long-Term Language Strategies’, Plenary Address to the Tóstal na Gaeilge Annual Conference, Galway, 27 February, 2010.
- ‘Language Schemes’, Plenary Address to the Tóstal na Gaeilge Annual Conference, Galway, 26 February, 2010.
- ‘Expert witness evidence on the review of bilingual services provided by the Commission and its staff.’ National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff, 5 February, 2010.
- ‘ARUC:22@’, Cynhadledd Flynyddol Mentrau Iaith Cymru, Aberystwyth, 29 Ionawr. Annual Meeting of Mentrau Iaith Wales, Aberystwyth, 29 January 2010.
- 'Creating a Bilingual Wales: Opportunities and Challenges' Chair of Celtic Studies Programme, University of Ottawa. 1st December, 2009.
- 'Regional Minorities in Europe: From Struggle to Governance'. Staff Research Seminar Series, Departments of Geography and Linguistics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, 26 November, 2009.
- ‘Contemporary Currents in Multilingual Research’, Staff Seminar, UOC, (Open University of Catalonia), Barcelona. 18 November, 2009.
- ‘International Perspectives on Community Governance and Linguistic Minorities’, Round Table Organized by the ARUC/CURA, Knowledge-based Community Governance Project, University of Ottawa 13 November. 2009.
- ‘Parliamentary Language Policies’, Plenary Opening Lecture at the International Conference on 'Language Normalisation', Basque Parliament, Vitoria-Gasteiz. 28 October,2009.
- ‘Pre and Post –Devolution Language Policy in Wales’, Council of Europe Conference on Minority Rights, University of Bayonne, 24 September, 2009.
- 'The Joys and Frustrations of Language Promotion’, Plenary Address to the Navarre University Conference on "La Presencia y Uso del Euskera en la Universidad: Del bilingüismo al plurilingüismo" (The Presence and Use of Basque Language at the University: From bilingualism to plurilinguism).Navarre University, Pamplona. 17 September, 2009.
- Deddfwriaeth a Chynllunio Ieithyddol’ ‘Legislation and Language Planning’, National Eisteddfod of Wales , Y Bala. A lecture sponsored by Cwmni Iaith. 6 August, 2009.
- ‘Addysg a Hyfforddiant’, Cynhadledd Addysg, Plaid Cymru, Prifysgol Morgannwg, 24 o Orffennaf, 2009.
- ‘Deddfwriaeth a Chynllunio Ieithyddol’, Cynhadledd Bwrdd yr Iaith, Caerdydd, 21 o Orffennaf, 2009.
- ‘The Imperial Reach and the Reluctant Response’ Plenary Lecture at the 'Using Gaelic: Criteria in Language Maintenance in the Community' Conference, Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Isle of Skye, 25 June, 2009.
- ‘Language Legislation in Comparative Perspective: The Need for Competence, Capacity and Conviction’. Language Policy and Language Learning Conference, Limerick University
Opening panel 18th June 2009.
- ‘Language Legislation in Wales: Where to locate a Language Commissioner for Wales?’Conference on Language Legislation and Regulation in Ireland and the UK, Organiser of the Conference on behalf of the Cardiff Humanities Research Institute. May 27th 2009.
- ‘A Statutory Framework for the Welsh Language. Evidence to Committee – meeting 5 May 2009’, National Assembly for Wales’ Legislation Committee No5 – consideration of the proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009.
- ‘Systems of Language Regulation:International Comparisons’National Assembly for Wales’ Legislation Committee No5 – consideration of the proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Welsh Language) Order 2009. Written evidence submitted in April 2009.
- ‘Y Sefyllfa Mewn Gwledydd Eraill’, Cymdeithas yr Iaith Gymraeg, Caerdydd, Mawrth 16 2009.
- ‘Trust and Obedience: Rights and Compliance’, The Moores Institute, University of Galway, March 12th 2009.
Simon Brooks (up to August 2013)
- Invited workshop leader: ‘Researching reconciliation – an academic perspective’, Language: Division or Opportunity Symposium, Bangor University, 2008.
- Invited paper (with Dylan Foster Evans): ‘Is Multiculturalism within a Minority Culture Different?’, Representing Migration and Mobility in European Cultures Workshop (CHRI), Cardiff University, 2008.
- Conference paper: ‘The rhetoric of civic “inclusivity” and a minority language community’, ‘Nationalism, Ethnicity and Citizenship: Whose Citizens? Whose Rights?’ Conference, Guildford University, 2008.
- Invited lecture: ‘The Welsh Language Economy – the arguments of language campaigners’, Language and Economy Conference, Trinity College, Carmarthen, 2004.
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
- 'The social meaning of input factors: home language and community in North Wales'
New Researchers Forum in Linguistics, University of Manchester & University of Salford
- 2013. Ynganu ym maes Cymraeg i Oedolion [Pronunciation in the Welsh for Adults sector, in Welsh]. Invited by Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre, University of South Wales, 16 December
- 2013.Amrywio sosioieithyddol yng nghyd-destun ieithyddol Cymru [Sociolinguistic variation in the context of Welsh-English bilingualism]. School of Welsh Research Seminar, Cardiff University, 22 October 2013.
- Phonological variation and ‘transfer’ in Caernarfon and Mold. Welsh Linguistics Seminar, Gregynog Hall, University of Wales, 8 – 9 July 2013.
- "Mem bêch mae'n od ar y nêw!": Rhai o hynodion tafodieithol Canolbarth Cymru [Phonological Variation in Mid Wales]. School of Welsh Research Seminar, Cardiff University, 23 April 2013.
- Ynganu ym maes Cymraeg i Oedolion [Pronunciation in the Welsh for Adults sector, in Welsh]. Invited by Glamorgan Welsh for Adults Centre, University of South Wales, 16 December 2013.