Dr Buddug Angharad Hughes

Dr Buddug Angharad Hughes

Darlithydd Cyfrwng Cymraeg Mewn Addysg

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Buddug began her career as a teacher of Welsh in secondary schools in Ceredigion and Denbighshire. Subsequently she was appointed lecturer in Welsh and bilingualism manager at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor. She spent two years as a research fellow at the University of Birmingham working on a TRLP/ ESRC research project: Bilingual Literacy and Learning in Further Education. Later, she received a scholarship from the Welsh Language Board to complete a doctorate in the field of language policy and planning in education at Bangor University. Currently she shares her time between SELL at Aberystwyth University and Gŵp Llandrillo-Menai. Buddug is also employed as an external examiner for the Welsh Joint Education Committee since 1995.



Buddug’s interest in research was motivated by experiences in classrooms and the requirements of language planning at an educational institution. The field of her doctoral research is language policy and planning in education. Her thesis specifically addresses the range and patterns of Welsh language use by sample of primary school pupils, from various linguistic backgrounds, in Anglesey. Pupils were followed through their transition period to secondary school. Linguistic ethnography was utilized to account for the differences in language practices and the various methods of using language in different social spaces. The thesis discusses language policy and practice, and the use of linguistic ideologies that gave direction to the development of local authority language policy in the context of linguistic progression and transition. In addition, Buddug is interested in research on literacy and literacy practices and Welsh and bilingual education.

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