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Articles about Guernésiais


Research into our language has been going on for over a century, and continues today. This page contains resources for those interested in reading more about Guernsey's language, and wider articles about language strategy and the saving of endangered languages. Content ranges from entertaining articles written for the general reader to peer-reviewed academic papers. Intellectual copyright in all cases belongs to the original authors, whose work may be quoted, cited or criticised in accordance with normal publishing conventions.

The Guernsey Language Commission does not necessarily support or endorse any views or opinions expressed in the items and is not responsible for the accuracy of factual content. Items are listed in reverse order of publication, newest first. There is also a list of links to other articles or sites on the internet relevant to our language, however The Guernsey Language Commission is not responsible for any external content.


By downloading the document below, you will find a bibliography of books and papers relating to the Language. This is being added to all the time - if you are aware of existing publications which should be included in the Bibliography, please let us know, citing the Harvard-style bibliographic reference.

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