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September 2010

Two full-time researchers, a Research Associate and a Research Assistant, have been appointed to work on the project. They are:

Patrick Carlin, Research Associate

Patrick Carlin

With a background in local government, Patrick completed his thesis in the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University in 2009. His thesis details how state-wide and regional multi-level governance affects efforts by subregional governments in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Wales to devise and implement language policies. By highlighting the links between subregional language planning and policy and regional linguistic mobilisation, the politics of language and place become more visible within socio-political and identitarian debates at the Wales, UK and European level. Following completion of his thesis, Patrick worked on the 'Welsh Language Acts and Welsh Language activism, 1964-2001’ pilot project funded by the University of Wales Publications and Collaborative Research Committee. Among his interests are language planning, the sociology of language and the politics of culture.

Jennifer Marshall, Research Assistant

Jenny Marshall

Whilst studying Linguistics and Spanish at Leeds, Jenny learned about endangered languages.  Having had the opportunity to learn Welsh throughout school, this was a field of great interest to her.  Jenny went to SOAS, London, to complete an MA about endangered languages, and has since been working for the SOAS Linguistics department and the Endangered Languages Archive there.  Now Jenny has returned to Wales to pursue her desire to help protect one of the world’s endangered languages.


November 2010

A successful workshop was held by the research team as part of the Annual Welsh for Adults Tutors Conference at the Park Thistle Hotel in Cardiff on 19 Novemeber. The team received highly useful feedback during the conference. Thank you very much to all that took part.

Welsh for Adults Tutors Conference: Timetable

Patrick Carlin, the project’s Research Associate, addressing some of the delegates

One group of tutors working hard


Jennifer Marshall, the project’s Research Assistant, listening intently to the tutors and taking notes