Language policy and Manx National Heritage

February 2th, 2012

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Language policy and Manx National Heritage

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Adrian Cain a vidgi:

In this video I discuss MNH’s attitude towards Manx Gaelic with Edmund Southworth, the Director of Manx National Heritage.

“We make sure that our front of house teams welcome people in Manx. The first words people should hear when they arrive at one of our sites should be in Manx. And I think that’s a respect for the heritage, respect for the traditions of the people whose stories we’re telling… and that’s very important”

“This is a formal Manx event – therefore we greet people in Manx. I don’t have a problem with that. They may be the only words of the evening, but it’s the recognition and the respect…”