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Aled RobertsSpeaker's Biography
Cafodd Aled Roberts ei benodi'n Gomisiynydd y Gymraeg gan Lywodraeth Cymru ym mis Ebrill 2019. Mae'n gyn-aelod o'r Senedd, a bu'n cynrychioli Rhanbarth Gogledd Cymru rhwng 2011 a 2016. Cyn ei ethol i'r Senedd bu'n gynghorydd ac yn arweinydd ar Gyngor Bwrdeistref Sir Wrecsam.From: March 10, 2021, 9 a.m.
The Welsh Language Commissioner, Aled Roberts, will be one of the keynote speakers at this one-day conference to consider the situation of the Welsh language in the wake of Covid19, which is being held by Academi Hywel Teifi, Swansea University this spring.
The aim of the conference Gofid ynteu Gyfle? Y Gymraeg yn y 'Normal Newydd’( A Worry or an Opportunity? Welsh in the 'New Normal' ) will be to look at the impact of the pandemic on various aspects of life and work in the context of the Welsh language.
Academi Hywel Teifi has issued a call for papers for the conference, which will be held on Zoom on 10 March 2021.
Topics that could be considered include the impact of the pandemic:
- on the cohesion of Welsh speaking communities
- on the use of new terminology
- on Welsh language policies, procedures and services
- on the living and working practices of Welsh speakers
- on Welsh medium jobs, workplaces or organizations
- on teaching methods or the effect on the education sector
- on language use in homes
- on the arts and the entertainment sector
- on forming alternative networks
- on developments or use of technology in Welsh
Papers presenting either complete arguments or ideas in development are welcome; papers that shed light on what is happening now, and which look into the future that try to predict the long-term effects of the pandemic. The conference is open to participants from all sectors and backgrounds, whether academics, students, practitioners, community workers, policy makers and supporters of the Welsh language.
The conference is on Zoom, with each paper lasting 20 minutes followed by questions, and a variety of sessions throughout the day. The papers will be delivered in Welsh with simultaneous translation. Depending on the number of papers received, parallel sessions may be organised. Everyone will be able to attend the conference free of charge and drop in to sessions during the day whenever convenient. Registration details will be announced in early February.
To propose a paper for the conference, send a summary to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 February 2021.
Contact: Sioned Williams (Email: email@example.com)