Language Planners Wales adhere to the following core values and recognises that:

  • languages and cultures have an intrinsic value as unique expressions of human experience;
  • linguistic and cultural diversity should be valued;
  • individual and group identity in terms of language and culture should be respected at all times;
  • economic, political and social power relationships exist between different language groups;
  • language issues are linked to issues of equality;
  • one of the main functions of language planning is to act in the interests of less powerful languages.

LPW values and promotes:

  • education, learning and professional development,
  • intellectual debate and diversity of opinion,
  • informed planning and action.