Sunday morning, I decided to take the coastal route to the market in central Plañwour (Ploemeur), even though the market is not on the coast. It took me two hours to get to the market, but I saw many wonderful things along the way…beaches, a megalith, ancient crosses, and the old fortress in Keragan (Fort-Bloqué).
I'm a linguist and a writer, with a passion for the Breton language, Celtic languages in general, and endangered language communities who engage in revitalization efforts. I've published some articles about the Breton language situation in some academic journals, and I'm planning to publish more in the near future. I spent most of the last decade moving around--first to Santa Barbara (grad school), then Colorado (teaching), and then Brittany (researching the Breton language revitalization movement and improving my Breton speaking skills)--and now I'm in the San Francisco Bay Area. Even though I am living far from Brittany at this point, I still keep in touch with my friends and colleagues in the Breton-speaking world, and I'm still involved in language revitalization issues. View all posts by Madeleine Adkins