linguist linguist  /ˈlɪŋɡ wɪst/


  1. (n) a specialist in linguistics
  2. (n) a person who speaks more than one language

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  1. A DoD linguist is present.
  2. An Arabic linguist on his second tour in Iraq, Zachary Scott-Singley, 24, understood the fighting part.
  3. Indeed, because English is spoken so universally, it no longer offers companies and employees the edge it once did, according to a recent report by British linguist David Gaddol.


  1. What language is your baby speaking?

    Your linguistic guide to baby babbling
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Week via Yahoo! News

  2. Why 'To Tweet' Is Lowercase but 'To Google' Is Not

    The linguistic snobs over at the Oxford English Dictionary have accepted "tweet" — as in to post something on Twitter — into its exclusive language club because "it seems to be catching on" as a verb in its own right, which got us thinking: how did it get itself lower-case t status? Other brand name verbs don't work like that. Xerox the verb, for example is big X Xerox; the OED has Google the ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  3. Altitude affects how language is spoken

    MIAMI, June 13 (UPI) -- The way different languages sound may depend on how far above sea level they're spoken, a University of Miami anthropological linguist says.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI


  1. "Surely, when a criminal defendant says, 'I plead the Fifth,' it doesn't take a trained linguist, a Ph.D, or a lawyer to know what he means," wrote Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown in an opinion that harshly criticized the sheriff's investigators.
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Judge M Margaret McKeown Source: Record-Searchlight (subscription)

  2. "I'ma linguist, and what defines deaf culture more than anything is language, so it is natural for us to want to study it," professor of linguistics Donna Jo Napoli said.
    on Mar 5, 2008 By: Donna Jo Napoli Source: Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online

  3. "My eldest two are academics - one's a scientist and the other's a linguist," says Moyet.
    on Nov 27, 2009 By: Alison Moyet Source: WalesOnline

Word of the Day
infatuated infatuated
/ɪn ˈfæ tʃu ˌeɪ tɪd /