Posted on 30 November 2023
Doctoral researcher Vicki Noble joined York graduate Danny Bate’s podcast A Language I love is… and discussed some of the unique features of Welsh. Vicki does exciting research on crosslinguistic and comparative semantics as well as syntax on Welsh and Arabic, and discusses some of her research on the podcast. You can listen to the episode here, and visit Vicki’s website to learn more about her research.
"Come listen to me talk about the beautiful language of Cymraeg/Welsh!
I speak a little about its history, attitudes towards the Welsh language, and some really cool features that Welsh has (mutation, collectives/singulatives). I also talk about Welsh being a living language, deserving of respect. It’s not dying. It’s here to stay.
As a final note, I wouldn’t have the opportunity to talk about Welsh at all if it wasn’t for the people who let me talk to them about their language. So a massive shout out to Lisa and Siwan for helping me learn about your language, and in turn helping me share the love with others" - Victoria Noble