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Miliwn o siaradwyr Cymraeg erbyn 2050? A million Welsh speakers by 2050?

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This event is part of the British Academy's season on Identities & Belonging

Mae’r iaith Gymraeg yn rhan o’r hyn sy’n diffinio hunaniaeth Gymreig a Chymru fel cenedl. Hanner can mlynedd ar ôl y Ddeddf Iaith gyntaf, cyhoeddodd Llywodraeth Cymru yn ddiweddar ei huchelgais i weld y nifer o bobl sy’n siarad ac yn defnyddio y Gymraeg yn cynyddu i filiwn erbyn 2050. Mae’r drafodaeth hon yn ystyried y rôl sydd gan y genedl gyfan i’w chwarae i fynd i’r afael â’r her hon.

The Welsh language is part of what defines Welsh identity and Wales as a nation. Fifty years on from the first Welsh Language Act, the Welsh Government recently announced its ambition to see the number of people speaking and using Welsh reach a million by 2050. This discussion considers how the whole nation has a role in fulfilling this challenge.

Speakers:
Dr Lowri Angharad Hughes, Head of Policy and Development, Canolfan Bedwyr, Bangor University
Dr Brian Ó Curnáin, Dialectologist, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies
Professor Colin Williams, Research Professor in Sociolinguistics, Cardiff University 
Dr Catrin Wyn Edwards, Welsh Medium Lecturer in International Politics, Aberystwyth University

Chair:
Dylan Iorwerth, Journalist and award-winning writer

This event will be predominantly in Welsh with simultaneous translation into English

Organised in partnership with the Learned Society of Wales and Bangor University

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