[EDLING:843] Re: educated speaker

Bernard Spolsky bspolsky at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jun 9 17:59:45 UTC 2005

It is also discussed in my book
Spolsky, Bernard. (1995). Measured words: the development of objective
language testing. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
It is undefined and determined by traditional practice of in-house
examiners, varying therefore from agency to agency.

On 6/9/05, Wini Davies <wid at aber.ac.uk> wrote:
> Does anyone know of any literature on the subject of the 'educated speaker'?
> The term occurs frequently (e.g. specific variants of English are described
> as typical of the usage of an educated speaker), but I've come across very
> few attempts to define the term (in fact the only one I've come across is
> the controversial one by John Honey in Language is Power). I'd be grateful
> for references to any literature on the topic (or just any opinions).
> Dr Wini Davies,
> Uwch-ddarlithydd mewn Almaeneg/Senior Lecturer in German,
> Adran Ieithoedd Ewropeaidd/Dept of European Langs,
> Aberystwyth,
> SY23 3DY,
> Cymru/Wales.
> Tel: 01970-622557
> Fax: 01970-622553
> www.aber.ac.uk/eurolangs/staff/wid.shtml

Bernard Spolsky -
Professor emeritus, Bar-Ilan University
Editor-in-Chief, LANGUAGE POLICY
Mail: 32 Habad Street, 97500 Jerusalem, Israel
Phone: +972-2-628-2044 Fax: +972-2-628-5472
(I can also be reached at spolsb at mail.biu.ac.il)

More information about the Edling mailing list