[Spellyans] dictionary commission
craig at agantavas.org
Wed May 27 21:54:32 IST 2009
Yes, I did, Dan - but why so late? It's been over a year since the
SWF agreement was reached. I offered (and delivered) a list of over
3,000 place names in the SWF 9 months ago. Nothing. Not a peep.
On 27 Me 2009, at 20:38, Daniel Prohaska wrote:
> Dhew’whei oll lowena!
> No dictionary commission? Do you mean to say you didn’t get this
> invitation to express your interest in the working groups? I thought
> this went out along with the Maga’s April Newsletter. Here’s what it
> “31 March 2009
> WORKING GROUPS & DATABASE
> Following the evaluation of the MAGA project and the three year
> review of the Partnership, it was decided to add to the structure
> working groups. The aim of this is to widen involvement in the work
> of the Partnership and to harness skills both from within the
> language community and from other areas of interest to help monitor
> and assist in delivering the work programme. These are advisory
> groups which will work closely with staff and report to the
> Partnership and its Management Group. Four are envisaged, although
> it may well be that the work is further divided in the future. The
> four groups align with the four main areas of language planning:
> • Acquisition – concerned with learning and teaching at all levels
> • Corpus – concerned with the language itself, linguistic research
> and discussion
> • Use – community and business use of Cornish, support for speakers
> • Status – Cornish in public life, international links.
> Terms of reference for the groups are attached.
> The Partnership is asking for expressions of interest from anyone
> who thinks that they would be interested in taking part. You may
> also recommend someone else whom you feel should be involved. In
> expressing interest or recommending someone else, it would be
> helpful if you would note why you are interested and what experience
> or knowledge you bring with you – not necessarily of Cornish, as
> there are many skills that could be of use.
> Responses should be sent by post or email, to arrive by May 1st, to:
> Jenefer Lowe,
> Development Manager, MAGA, Top Office, Dalvenie House, County
> Hall,Truro, TR1 3AY
> email: jlowe at cornwall.gov.uk Please mark envelopes as Confidential.
> You may feel that you do not want to be involved in a working group,
> but that you do have skills to offer in other ways. Maybe you would
> be happy to help with events or you have a particular skill you
> could teach through Cornish, maybe you sing or play, maybe you are
> prepared to give talks etc. Maybe you have detailed knowledge or
> experience in other areas. If so, do please let us know as we are
> establishing a ‘skills register’ on the database for future
> projects. If you have any queries, please contact me.
> Jenefer Lowe, Development Manager.”
> I sent out an expression of interest. I hope to hear from them
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Craig Weatherhill
> Sent: Wednesday, May 27, 2009 10:05 AM
> “Indeed. The idea of a dictionary commission was mooted a while ago
> and, indeed, it was one of the matters for round-the-table
> discussion at Lostwithiel in January. As far as I know, nothing
> further has been done. There was mention of getting Andrew Hawke to
> head it but I have spoken to him, and he isn't interested in doing so.
> It does seem to me that the Language Development Office is dragging
> its feet. We're no closer to getting the language onto school
> curricula and, if the SWF is to be of any use at all, it is
> essential to have a dictionary in place. Without one, the SWF can't
> progress in any way. For the life of me, I can't understand the
> lack of action.
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