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Travels in an Old Tongue Pamela Petro

Travels in an Old Tongue By Pamela Petro

Travels in an Old Tongue by Pamela Petro


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A travelogue of a young Welsh-speaking woman who travels the globe in search of Welsh communities. The author's simultaneous travels through the Internet explore the effects and implications of the language itself, ranging from global searches for the strongest Welsh expletive to how Welsh survived centuries of English oppression.

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Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh by Pamela Petro

Studying in Lampeter, Dyfed and learning Welsh, Pamela Petro found it infuriating that whenever she stumbled with her Welsh, the locals would always revert to English. She decided to go where English was not an option - all kinds of unlikely places with long-standing Welsh-speaking communities. She visited the Hong Kong Men's Choir, all Chinaman who sing in Welsh; the Japanese bardic "eisteddfod" in Tokyo; the Welsh golfers of Oslo; the diners of the Paris Welsh society; and Patagonia.

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GOR003920366
9780002556569
0002556561
Travels in an Old Tongue: Touring the World Speaking Welsh by Pamela Petro
Used - Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
1997-08-04
300
N/A
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