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Language: Guernésiais

  • Jan 11, 2012
  • 04:32 PM

Guernsey French beginners guide launched

BBC News
A new Guernsey French book aims to provide a simple introduction to the island's ancient language. The author Dr Harry Tomlinson said it was based on materials used to give lessons to pupils at Forest School and the book was primarily for children.
  • Dec 08, 2011
  • 09:38 AM

Island language in a sea of change (audio)

University of Cambridge
Norman languages spoken in the Channel Islands for a thousand years are now severely endangered. Cambridge linguist Dr Mari Jones has been analysing the languages and tracing why they have declined.
  • Jul 28, 2011
  • 03:06 PM

Guernsey French speakers 'may be the last'

BBC News
The current generation of Guernsey French speakers may be the last, the Culture and Leisure minister has said. Deputy Mike O'Hara said the language was "critically endangered" with only a few hundred speakers left. His department is currently working on a new strategy for promoting the island's native language.
  • Jul 23, 2011
  • 08:25 AM

Guernsey's Bailiff calls for patois prize to be set up

BBC News
Guernsey's Bailiff has called for a new prize to be created to promote the writing of poetry in the island's own language.
  • Jul 14, 2011
  • 08:54 PM

A la perchoine for Guernsey French? (video)

Gary Burgess / Channel Television
Guernsey is facing a language crisis, with fresh fears today that Guernsey French could die out within a generation unless drastic action is taken. It follows the announcement the States' own language champion has quit his job.

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