UK Language Policy after Brexit 2017: The influence of devolution
|UK Language Policy after Brexit 2017: The influence of devolution
21 September 2017, Aberystwyth University 09:30 – 15:15
Plenary speaker: Prof. Sue Wright, University of Portsmouth
- Registration (Tea and coffee)
- Welcome, Prof. Rhys Jones, Aberystwyth University
Morning session: Brexit and modern languages
- Prof. Sue Wright, Portsmouth University: ‘What makes language policy work?’
- Joanna McPake, Strathclyde University & Fiona Copland, University of Stirling: ‘The future of languages education in the ‘other’ UK nations’
- Charlotte Selleck, University of the West of England and Cardiff University: ‘An uncertain future for language learning in post-Brexit Wales: Bilingualism plus one’
- Claire Gorrara, Cardiff University ‘Modern Languages Policy and Practice in Wales in an era of Brexit: Mentoring as an Effective Intervention’
Lunch (free for attendees)
Afternoon session: Brexit and regional and minority language revitalisation
- Roundtable Discussion: The implications of Brexit for the language strategies and policies of UK sub-state nations. To include: Elin Haf Gruffydd Jones, Aberystwyth University, Meirion Prys Jones, LinguaNi, Bethan Webb, Welsh Language Unit Welsh Government.
- Catrin Fflur Huws, Aberystwyth University : ‘Legislation or policy: influences on language policies’
- Dyfan Powel, Aberystwyth University ‘Young people, linguistic identities in Wales and Brexit’
- Gwennan Higham, Swansea University: “Sooner or later I will be a citizen of this country…I want to learn Welsh”: reflections on language learning and belonging in a post-Brexit Wales’
- Closing remarks
Please register by following the below link; https://sites.google.com/view/uklpab/2017
The conference is free for all to attend, including lunch.
This event is generously sponsored by the Language, Culture and Identity Research Network of the Wales Institute for Social & Economic Research, Data & Methods (www.wiserd.ac.uk) and Abersystwyth University.