Cornish Language Partnership

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Logo of the Cornish Language Partnership. "Maga" is Cornish for "grow, nurture or develop".[1]

The Cornish Language Partnership (Cornish: Keskowethyans an Taves Kernewek [kɛskɔˈwɛθjans an ˈtavɛs kɛrˈnɛwɛk], [kɛskɔˈwɛθjɐnz ɐn ˈtævɐzs kərˈnuːɐk]) is a representative body that was set up in Cornwall, England, UK in 2005 to promote and develop the use of the Cornish language.[2] It is a public and voluntary sector partnership[3] and consists of representatives from various Cornish language societies, Cornish cultural and economic organisations and local government in Cornwall.[4] The organisation is part-funded by the European Union's Objective One programme, the United Kingdom government's Department for Communities and Local Government and Cornwall Council.[5]

The Partnership is the chief regulator of the Standard Written Form of Cornish, an orthography that was published in 2008 with the intention of uniting the previous conflicting orthographies, and for use on road signs, in official documents, and in school examinations.[6]

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  1. ^ CLP Press Release, 11 Dec 2006: New logo for Cornwall Language Partnership is agreed
  2. ^ Cornish Language Partnership : About Us
  3. ^ "Cornish Language Partnership". Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity.
  4. ^ Cornish Language Partnership : Partnership
  5. ^ Cornish Language Partnership : Funding
  6. ^ BBC News - Breakthrough for Cornish language - 19 May 2008

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