Research on using the Welsh language in everyday life welcomed

Beaufort has recently completed a major piece of research which explores language use in daily lives among Welsh speakers. The project, which began last year and which built on earlier research conducted by Beaufort in 2005, was commissioned by BBC Cymru Wales, S4C and the Welsh Government and the results have been welcomed by all three commissioning organisations.

First Minister Carwyn Jones commented that “This research will help us to shape our policies for the language as we respond to the challenges of the 2011 Census figures and the information and opinions shared through Y Gynhadledd Fawr”. 

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The Chief executive of S4C, Ian Jones, said: “The research confirms what we believed, that the use of digital platforms and social media are becoming increasingly more important.  That is heartening giving the emphasis S4C now places on reaching audiences in as many ways as possible”.

The Director of BBC Cymru Wales, Rhodri Talfan Davies, stated that “The report notes concerns about Welsh language online services, which is something that BBC Cymru Wales is already addressing with a new and significant investment in developing a new Welsh language online service – ‘Cymru Fyw’”.

The research findings have been published to coincide with the 2013 Denbigh and District National Eisteddfod.  They will be discussed during a special session arranged by Cyfrwng and S4C on ‘The Maes’ at the Eisteddfod on Friday 9 August 2013.

 

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