By Mari A. Williams, Gwenfair Parry
The 1891 census was once the 1st to assemble information regarding the language spoken through the folks of Wales, and is as a result a very trustworthy resource for historians reading the socio-economic constitution of Weslh- and English-language skill and the method of language swap in Wales on the finish of the nineteenth century. This learn concentrates on 20 groups, selected for his or her geographical, fiscal and linguistic features which in 1891, accounted for roughly five consistent with cent of the complete inhabitants of Wales. for every of the chosen components, an in depth photo of the socio-economic trend of language use has been developed through analyzing more than a few social variables, comparable to age, intercourse, relation to move of loved ones, homeland and career, in terms of the language spoken. Intergenerational language shift, the linguistic impression of extra-family individuals, and the results of combined marriages on language switch are investigated, and specific attention is given to migration streams and the presence of incoming strangers and returning relations.