Show simple item record Edwards, Catrin Wyn 2017-05-17T22:02:44Z 2017-05-17T22:02:44Z 2017-05-01
dc.identifier.citation Edwards , C W 2017 , ' Language policy, in-migration and discursive debates in Wales ' Language Policy , vol. 16 , no. 2 , pp. 165-188 . en
dc.identifier.issn 1568-4555
dc.identifier.other PURE: 6978974
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 2dadf2f4-bea2-4dd0-aeff-324429f010cf
dc.identifier.other Scopus: 84960128994
dc.identifier.other 2160/45140
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description.abstract Drawing on theory from critical language policy literature, this article explores the impact of discourses on in-migration on Welsh language policy. By focussing on discursive debates surrounding the subject of in-migration, the article analyses how a range of actors produce and reproduce discourses on in-migration in Wales and how these discursive struggles impact on policy. It argues that, while certain actors have been able to construct a powerful discourse on in-migration through language debates, others have failed to make their voices heard and their views on the subject have been silenced. This unequal access to the production of discourse is not incidental; it is indicative of wider power structures at play within bilingual or multilingual language communities. Therefore, while the study focusses on Wales, the article highlights a theme that is relevant to all minoritized language groups, that of the interrelationship between policy, politics and power. It also stresses the importance of adopting an approach to language policy that takes into account both structure and agency alike, and confirms that language groups should not be conceptualised by number of speakers using categories such as ‘dominant’, ‘subordinate’, ‘majority’ and ‘minority’, but rather by issues of power and status. en
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Language Policy en
dc.rights en
dc.subject Welsh language en
dc.subject in-migration en
dc.subject discourse en
dc.subject language policy en
dc.subject Wales en
dc.subject Plaid Cymru en
dc.subject Welsh Labour Party en
dc.title Language policy, in-migration and discursive debates in Wales en
dc.type /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/researchoutputtypes/contributiontojournal/article en
dc.description.version publishersversion en
dc.contributor.institution Department of International Politics en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en

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