Professor Enlli Thomas

Research grants held


2016 ESRC/AHRC: “Corpws Cenedlaethol Cymraeg Cyfoes (The National Corpus of Contemporary Welsh): A community driven approach to linguistic corpus construction” (Knight, Morris, Fitzpatrick, Rayson, Thomas, Stonelake, Evas, Spasic, £1.8 million)

2015 Welsh Language Commissioner Office: “Ymchwil i Sefyllfa gyfredol addysg Gymraeg ar gyfer dysgwyr 3-16 oed/Research into the current state of Welsh education for 3- to 16-year-old learners” (Cwmni Iaith (Jones, PI) & Bangor University (Thomas & Williams, £10,980)

2015 Post 16 Education Consortia: “Datblygu Systemau a Gweithdrefniadau i Fesur y Defnydd o’r Gymraeg mewn Addysg/Developing Systems and Processes to Measure the Use of Welsh in Education” (Cwmni Gweiniaith (Roberts – co-PI) & Bangor University (Thomas, co-PI, Williams, Jones & Young, £35,000)

2014 National Literacy Trust: “Evaluation of Premier League Reading Stars Cymru” (Ware, Thomas (co-PIs), Williams, Young, Kyffin & Elliott, £16,000)

2011 Welsh Government: “Exploring the role of classroom language transmission practices in developing L1/L2 fluency in Welsh” (Thomas & Lewis, £10,000).

2010 (i) ESRC: “Bilingualism as a protective factor in age-related neurodegenerative disorders” (Clare, Gathercole, Thomas, Hindle, Whittacker, Bialystok, & Craik, £630,000)

(ii) Hunaniaith and Welsh Language Board: “Arolwg o ddefnydd cymdeithasol plant cynradd o’r Gymraeg/Survey of primary children’s social use of Welsh” (Roberts & Thomas, £20,000)

2009 Welsh Government: “Continued Development of Standardised Measures for the Assessment of Welsh” (Gathercole & Thomas, £90,000).

2007 (i) ESRC: “Cognitive effects of bilingualism across the lifespan” (Gathercole & Thomas: £720,000)
(ii) North Wales Research Committee: “Does bilingualism delay the onset of dementia? A pilot study comparing bilingual Welsh/English and monolingual English speakers” (Clare, Thomas, Whitaker, & Jones, £5,000)

2005 (i) Welsh Assembly Government: “Development of Welsh language assessment tools for children” (Gathercole & Thomas: £90,000)
(ii) North Wales Research Committee: “Neuropsychological assessment of bilingual Welsh-English speakers: meeting the needs of Welsh-speaking older people” (Thomas, Clare, Woods, & Jones: £5,000)

2003 Welsh Language Board: “Trosglwyddo Iaith mewn Teuluoedd Dwyieithog yng Nghymru” (Gathercole, Thomas, Deuchar & Williams; £93,000).