Cardiff University and Cymraeg 2050 announce ‘Innovation and Best Practice in Language Policy’ Conference.

December 2023 | Arfor, Featured

Cardiff University’s School of Welsh have announced that they will be holding a conference looking at language planning with Cymraeg 2050 on 8 February 2024. The conference has been organised to honour the contribution of Professor Colin H. Williams to language policy over the past decades.

The conference will also act as a chance for academics, policy makers, politicians, and various stakeholders to come together to learn about the latest developments in the field of language planning, and to hear from individuals from other parts of the world about their practices and policies.

As well as Professor Williams himself, among the other speakers will be Jeremy Miles AM the Minister for Education and the Welsh Language, Dr Jeremy Evas from the language policy department of the Welsh Government, Dr Maite Puigdevall i Serralvo from Catalunya Open University, Dr Ane Ortega from the University of the Basque Country, Dr Elin Royles from Aberystwyth University, Dr John Walsh from Foras na Gaeilge and Professor Wilson McLeod from Edinburgh University.

An overview of a preliminary program for the day has been announced and reads as follows:

  • Welcome by Dr Dylan Foster Evans, Head of the School of Welsh, Cardiff University.
  • Address by Professor Colin Williams: a session that will explore the practical aspects of language policy, to be followed by a conversation between Professor Williams and Dr Gwenllïan Lansdown Davies.
  • A chance to join conversations on behavioural change, language transmission and more.
  • A panel discussion chaired by Professor Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones: including Professor Colin Williams, Dr Maite Puigdevall i Serralvo and Dr John Walsh.

There are only limited number of spaces available. You can register to attend by e-mailing the Cymraeg 2050 team until 12 January 2024.

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