Spencer, John (Walter)
SPENCER, John (Walter)
SPENCER, John (Walter). British, b. 1922. Genres: Poetry, Language/ Linguistics. Career: Member of faculty, University of Lund, Sweden, 1949- 52, University of Edinburgh, 1955-56, University of Allahabad, India, 1956- 58, University of Lahore, Pakistan, 1958-59, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 1959-62, University of Leeds, 1962-82; Professor of English, Hong Kong University, 1982-84; Professor of English Language, University of Bayreuth, 1984-91; Hon. Professor of English Linguistics, University of Warwick, 1990-2000. Ed., West African Language Monograph Series, CUP, 1963-74; Ed., Journal of West African Languages, 1964-71. Publications: Workers for Humanity, 1963; (with N. E. Enkvist and M. Gregory) Linguistics and Style, 1964. EDITOR: Language in Africa, 1963; (with M. Wollmann) Modern Poems for the Commonwealth, 1966; (and co-author) The English Language in West Africa, 1971. Articles in academic journals; poetry in literary publications. Address: Hawthorn Cottage, Blockley, Glos. GL56 9HF, England.