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Grandparenthood in Bilingual Families: A Welsh Case Study

Funder(s): The Leverhulme Trust

Start Date: October 2009

End Date: September 2011

Research Team

Sarah Harper, Oxford University
Robin Mann, WISERD Bangor

Description

This project aimed to provide new understandings of the dynamic relationship between the generations in Welsh-English bilingual families in Wales. In particular, the research considered how the experience and enactment of relationships associated with being a grandparent were shaped by the practices and identities derived from using Welsh. A survey and qualitative research was carried out with grandparents and their families in different parts of Wales.

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