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In 1891, the first census of population to supply information on the Welsh language was undertaken. It showed that 54% of people in Wales could speak Welsh. By 1911, this figure had fallen to 40%.
Davies, Janet. The Welsh Language. (Cardiff, 1993).
Hume, Ian and Pryce, W.T.R. (Eds) The Welsh and their country: selected readings in the social sciences. (Gomer Press, 1986).
Jenkins, H. Geraint. Language and Community in the nineteenth century . (Cardiff, 1998).
Jenkins, H. Geraint. The Welsh Language before the Industrial Revolution. (Cardiff, 1997).
Jones, Dot. Statistical evidence relating to the Welsh Language 1801-1911. (Cardiff, 1998).
Morgan, Gerald. The dragon`s tongue: the fortunes of the Welsh Language. (Cardiff, 1966).
All items listed in the further reading are available for consultation in either the South Wales Miners’ Library or the Library and Information Centre, University of Wales Swansea. Click here to link to the library catalogue.
LINKS TO USEFUL WEBSITES:
Ymgyrchu! The Welsh Language Society and Welsh Language Act.
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