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noun as in specialist in language


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She started to read the work of linguist and political thinker Noam Chomsky in her spare time.

“Semantic change” is what linguists call it when the meaning of a word changes over time.

I recently talked to a gesture linguist to learn how people use their hands in different cultures.

The team consulted linguists to define the parameters for a “male” and “female” voice and figure out where they overlap.

That is Steven Pinker, the Harvard psychologist and linguist.

Global Linguist Solutions, LLC (GLS) and the U.S. Military thanks you for your service.

But as linguist Mark Liberman notes at Language Log, the president used the word “I” exactly 10 times in that speech.

For example, the creator/writer of Alice in Arabia is Brooke Eikmeier, a former US Army linguist in Arabic.

Utopia for Beginners Joshua Foer, The New Yorker An amateur linguist loses control of the language he invented.

Linguist Geoffrey Nunberg gives the A-word the biography it so richly deserves.

Peter Elmsly, a partner of the celebrated Paul Valliant, and himself an importer of books and no mean critic and linguist, died.

Bora on April 27, 1852, this prelate was a man of great culture and a distinguished linguist, who had travelled considerably.

His mother was a highly educated woman, and was careful to make her son an accomplished linguist.

He was a marvellously alert man, an unusually good linguist, and a cosmopolitan to his finger-tips.

Edward Lhuyd died; a celebrated antiquary and linguist, and keeper of the Ashmolean museum.

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On this page you'll find 10 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to linguist, such as: grammarian, interpreter, lexicographer, philologist, polyglot, and glottologist.

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