Bernard Spolsky

Posted August 2022

We are saddened to report on the death of Bernard Spolsky, Professor Emeritus in the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar-Ilan University and Life Member of the Linguistic Society of America. Born in New Zealand, he  [Bernard SPOLSKY | Professor Emeritus | Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, Ph.D., Hon D. Litt. | Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan | BIU | Department of English Language and Literature] received his PhD in linguistics from the Université de Montréal. Prior to his appointment at Bar-Ilan, he taught at McGill, Indiana University, and the University of New Mexico. He was a renowned sociolinguist with expertise in language policy, educational linguistics, language assessment, Jewish languages, and linguistic landscapes. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and colleagues at this time.