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  Language, Policy and Planning

  Cardiff School of Welsh

 Self-Funded PhD Students Only

About the Programme

This PhD is lead by the Language, Policy and Planning Research Unit in the School of Welsh. Projects include international research on language policy and planning, language rights and politics, language variation and change, sociolinguistics of bilingualism and multilingualism, and sociology of language.

The Unit aims to be at the leading edge in national and international language-planning developments. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding the social, economic and environmental implications of language over both time and space. The Unit's work ranges in geographic scale from the local to the global whilst the full spectrum of quantitative and qualitative research techniques is deployed.

The programme aims to offer knowledge and expertise for a career in language planning, media, government, teaching, management and research. The School provides training and a high level of support, and the postgraduate community makes a vital contribution to the University's international reputation for research.

Research can be undertaken through the medium of Welsh or English in any of the following areas:

  • language politics, activism and conflict resolution
  • language rights and status
  • language policy, governance and the State
  • behaviour change
  • linguistic diversity and multiculturalism
  • sociolinguistic aspects of bilingualism, multilingualism, and second language acquisition
  • language variation and change and dialectology
  • family language policy

Funding Notes

We are part of the AHRC-funded South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership which means that prospective students may be eligible to apply for scholarships in the field of Celtic Studies.

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