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Welsh language transmission and use in families: [final report]

Evas, Jeremy ORCID:, Morris, Jonathan ORCID: and Whitmarsh, Lorraine ORCID: 2017. Welsh language transmission and use in families: [final report]. [Project Report]. Ymchwil Gymdeithasol y Llywodraeth - Government Social Research, vol. 292017. Caerdydd - Cardiff: Llywodraeth Cymru - Welsh Government. Available at:

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The project aimed to examine how parents use Welsh with their children and how the use of Welsh in the home is influenced by various factors. Specifically, the project aimed to answer the following research questions: What are the conditions that facilitate Welsh language transmission within families, and the conditions that make Welsh language transmission less likely? What are the conditions that influence patterns of Welsh language use within families with children in the 0-4 age group? The research report includes: a thorough literature review of work on intergenerational language transmission internationally and previous research on the intergenerational transmission of Welsh; a statistical analysis of data relevant to the transmission of Welsh from the National Census (2011); a mixed-method (quantitative and qualitative) analysis of original data collected from 60 families through written questionnaires and semi-structured interviews; a thorough discussion of quantitative and qualitative findings and recommendations for further research and for policy for Welsh Government and partners.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages > PB1001 Celtic languages and literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: trosglwyddo iaith intergenerational language transmission FLP BFLA Family language policy Polisi iaith y teulu
Language other than English: Welsh
Publisher: Llywodraeth Cymru - Welsh Government
ISBN: 9781473498006
Funders: Llywodraeth Cymru - Welsh Government
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 24 February 2020
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2022 07:43

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