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Definition a specialist in the study of language


a person who is skilled in multiple languages
  • She is a linguist specializing in Native American languages.
linguist = someone who specializes in the study of language
  • She is a born linguist—speaking six languages by the time she was fifteen.
  • linguist = a person who is skilled in multiple languages
  • A forensic linguist testified that the latest will appears to have been authored by someone else.
  • linguist = someone who specializes in the study of language
  • Linguists disagree about the best way to handle a pronoun referring to a single person whose gender is unknown.
  • linguists = specialists in the study of language
  • Aren't there professors like yourself, former writers, historians, linguists ....
    Ray Bradbury  --  Fahrenheit 451
  • linguists = specialists in the study of language
  • I refused to become a princess but adopted the titles of Court Linguist and Cook's Helper.
    Gail Carson Levine  --  Ella Enchanted
  • These cats do their best, but they're not linguists.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • A born linguist, Molly began to learn a Senegalese local language, Wolof, and then signed up for the Peace Corps in Senegal.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • Mr Plornish could not conceal his exultation in her accomplishments as a linguist.
    Charles Dickens  --  Little Dorrit
  • This is your devoted friend, sir, the manifold linguist, and the armipotent soldier.
    William Shakespeare  --  All's Well That Ends Well
  • Ay, there are linguists in the settlements that can do still more.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • The linguists in the crowd.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • I'm no linguist myself, but I know what I call Shopping and Hotel-snappy bits in French and German and Italian.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • Sociologists and linguists probably will tell you that a person's developing language skills are more influenced by peers.
    Amy Tan  --  Mother Tongue
  • I am a linguist of the field.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  Native Speaker
  • Many linguists have tried to understand Babel, the question of why human language tends to fragment, rather than converging on a common tongue?
    Neal Stephenson  --  Snow Crash
  • "And Master Linguist," said the Chancellor.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • He had just been reading the work of the linguist Noam Chomsky.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • Charles W. F. Dumas was a Dutch radical and friend of Franklin, a schoolmaster, linguist, and man of letters.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • I was finishing my training when a notice came around inviting linguists to apply for specialist service abroad.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold

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