One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A female lector in a university.
- ‘It is your responsibility to write letters and translate documents, but it is reasonable to ask for consultation with your lecteur / lectrice and/or your Director of Studies.’
- ‘I had a great interview for a lectrice position at one university, then was told by another that the position required a Master's.’
- ‘The position of lectrice is similar to that of an assistante d' anglais, except that students at Bordeaux work in a university setting rather than in a school, so that they are working with more advanced students normally majoring in English studies.’
Late 19th century: from French, literally ‘female reader’.
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