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AUC IURIDICA, Vol 61 No 4 (2015), 115–124

Právní status menšinových jazyků ve Velké Británii. Případ velšského jazyka ve Walesu

[Legal Status of Minority Languages in Great Britain. The Case of the Welsh Language in Wales]

Klára Hrdličková

published online: 06. 01. 2016


The article deals with the status of the Welsh language as a minority language in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The emphases are put on the status of Welsh as one of the official languages in Wales and on reflections thereof in the primary and secondary legislation of the National Assembly for Wales. The article further aims to briefly describe legal institutions, and the legal status thereof, which serve to reinforce and further develop the language. What might serve as an example is the independent status of the Welsh Language Commissioner and its activity. Last but not least, the article analyses the issue of the equality of topographical indications in both official languages in the territory of Wales, as well as the use of the Welsh language in education.

keywords: the Welsh language; Welsh; minority language; National Assembly for Wales; official language in Wales; Welsh Language Measure 2011; topographical indications; Chubut; BBC Radio Cymru; Cymraeg; the Welsh Language Commissioner velšský jazyk; velština; menšinový jazyk; Velšské národní shromáždění; oficiální jazyk Walesu; Welsh Language Measure 2011; topografická označení; Chubut; BBC Radio Cymru; Cymraeg; komisař pro otázky velšského jazyka

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