New Geographies of Language

Language, Culture and Politics in Wales

  • Rhys Jones
  • Huw Lewis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 1-29
  3. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 31-93
  4. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 95-145
  5. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 147-199
  6. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 201-256
  7. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 257-299
  8. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 301-349
  9. Rhys Jones, Huw Lewis
    Pages 351-365
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 367-377

About this book


This book develops a novel approach to the study of language, bringing it into dialogue with the latest geographical concepts and concerns and provides a comprehensive account of the geography of Welsh language analysing policy development, language use, ability and shift. The authors examine in particular: the different ways in which languages can be mapped; how geographical insights can be used to develop understandings of language use; the value of assemblage theory as a way of interpreting the social, technical and spatial aspects of language policy development; and the geographies that characterise institutional engagements with languages. This book will set a research agenda for the geographical study of language, developing a conceptual framework that will offer fresh insights to researchers in the fields of Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Minority Languages, Geolinguistics, and Public Policy.

Rhys Jones is Professor of Human Geography at Aberystwyth University, UK

Huw Lewis is Lecturer in International Politics at Aberystwyth University, UK


cultural policy English Welsh Geolinguistics Applied Linguistics policy development language use Language change assemblage theory institutional geographies

Authors and affiliations

  • Rhys Jones
    • 1
  • Huw Lewis
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Geography and Earth SciencesAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK
  2. 2.Department of International PoliticsAberystwyth UniversityAberystwythUK

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