heritage speaker

[ her-i-tij spee-ker ]

  1. a person whose knowledge of a language is characterized by having spoken the language with family, without having any formal instruction in its spelling, grammar, literature, etc.:Spanish classes in high school were pretty easy for me as a heritage speaker.

Origin of heritage speaker

First recorded in 2000–05
  • Also called her·it·age lan·guage speak·er [her-i-tij lang-gwij spee-ker] /ˈhɛr ɪ tɪdʒ ˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ ˌspi kər/ .

Words Nearby heritage speaker

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