The Welsh dialect survey

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Published by University of Wales Press in Cardiff .

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  • Welsh language -- Dialects.,
  • Welsh language -- Phonology.,
  • Welsh language -- Morphophonemics.,
  • Welsh language -- Morphology.,
  • Wales -- Languages.

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Statementeditor, Alan R. Thomas ; associate editors, Glyn E. Jones, Robert O. Jones, David A. Thorne.
ContributionsJones, Glyn E., Jones, Robert Owen, 1941-, Thomas, Alan R. 1935-, Thorne, David, 1944-
LC ClassificationsPB2198 .A1 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 741 p. :
Number of Pages741
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6855085M
ISBN 100708316174
LC Control Number00363284

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Thomas. The Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects (SAWD) was commenced in under the direction of David Parry of University College, Swansea.

The aim was to record the "conservative forms" of Welsh English spoken in rural locations in Wales. The methodology was based on that used in the Survey of English Dialects carried out between and Africa: Cameroon, The Gambia, Ghana, Kenya.

The Survey of English Dialects was undertaken between and under the direction of Professor Harold Orton of the English department of the University of Leeds. It aimed to collect the full range of speech in England and Wales before local differences were to disappear.

Standardisation of the English language was expected with the post-war increase in social mobility and the spread of the. The word wasn’t recorded in Harold Orton’s Survey of English Dialects (), but when David Parry surveyed Welsh English in his Survey of Anglo-Welsh Dialects (), the term was.

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Survey on the content on the next Welsh language use survey: privacy notice. 18 February Guidance. Related. Statistics and research; Outside Welsh Language Commissioner. Welsh Language Commissioner website.

First published 29 January Last updated 26 November Report anything wrong with this page. Share this page. 10 October Statistics Part of the series: Welsh language (National Survey for Wales) April to March Arts, heritage sites, libraries and museums.

About This Quiz. The data for the Most of the questions used in this quiz are based on those in the Harvard Dialect Survey, a linguistics project begun in by Bert Vaux and Scott Golder.

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Respondents to the National Survey for Wales were asked to identify all members in their household who could speak Welsh.

A self-completion Welsh language use questionnaire was subsequently left for each Welsh speaker between April. Visitors to Wales might find themselves being introduced to some words they are not necessarily familiar with.

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Welsh English (Welsh: Saesneg Gymreig) comprises the dialects of English spoken by Welsh dialects are significantly influenced by Welsh grammar and often include words derived from Welsh. In addition to the distinctive words and grammar, a variety of accents are found across Wales, including those of North Wales, the Cardiff dialect, the South Wales Valleys and West Wales.

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Janet Davies offers a broad historical survey, looking at Welsh-language culture from sixth-century heroic poetry to television and pop music in the. Jonnie Robinson is Lead Curator for Spoken English at the British Library.

He has worked on two nationwide surveys of regional speech, the Survey of English Dialects and BBC Voices, and is on the editorial team for the journal English Today.

In /11 he co-curated the British Library exhibition Evolving English: One Language, Many Voices. The Survey of English Dialects, the BBC Voices project and several books on English linguistics — particularly Language in the British Isles and Studies in Linguistic Geography — proved.

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Middle Welsh (Cymraeg Canol) is the label attached to the Welsh of the 12th to 14th centuries, of which much more remains than for any earlier is the language of nearly all surviving early manuscripts of the Mabinogion, although the tales themselves are certainly much is also the language of the existing Welsh law manuscripts.

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Welsh is a member of the Brythonic branch of the Celtic languages spoken natively in Wales and in England. Welsh as a distinct language emerged in the 6th century from Brythonic (or Celtic British), which was the common ancestor of Welsh, Breton, and Cornish.

Please select a sample from the list below. Wales 1 male, late 30s, early s, Caucasian, Wrexham (and all over England) Wales 2 male, 20s, s, Caucasian, Pontypridd & Swansea (near Cardiff) Wales 3 female, 91,Caucasian, Treharris (Merthyr Tydfil) and S.

England Wales 4 male, 20,Caucasian, Treharris (Merthyr Tydfil) & Afon Taf. The census recorded the highest number of Welsh speakers –% of the population. However, for the first time in 2, years Welsh was now a minority language. The First World War accelerated a decline of Welsh.

It has been estimated s Welsh speakers died in the conflict. Another dialect is Patagonian Welsh, which has developed since the start of the Welsh settlement in Argentina in ; it includes Spanish loanwords and terms for local features, but a survey in the s showed that the language in Patagonia is consistent throughout the lower Chubut valley and in the Andes and is basically the northern Welsh.

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The Eastern dialect is a more urban one as it is spoken in and around the cities of Wales. So Eastern South Welsh English is the dialect closest to RP and Standard English. It is also the dialect of Welsh English which shows the less Welsh substratum.

Coming to speak about influences on Welsh English there are two main factors. Breton language, one of the six extant Celtic languages (the others being Cornish, Welsh, Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx).

Breton is spoken in Brittany in northwestern France. It shares with Welsh and Cornish an identical basic vocabulary and with all other Celtic languages the grammatical use of. Wales is a distinctive part of the UK. With its own character, culture and way of life – thousands of years in the making, and continually evolving.

Where American as well as many other dialects would use a schwa [ ə], Welsh speakers employ a maximum difference from one sound to the next. Examples: compensate, consequence, influence, possibility, vowels, to be.

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