linguist : Definition, Usages, News and More
- n a specialist in linguistics
- n a person who speaks more than one language
- A DoD linguist is present.
- Trained as a civil engineer, linguist, cultural anthropologist and Presbyterian minister, he describes himself as a "Christian social engineer.
- An Arabic linguist on his second tour in Iraq, Zachary Scott-Singley, 24, understood the fighting part.
News & Articles
- What language is your baby speaking?
Your linguistic guide to baby babbling
June 17, 2013 - The Week via Yahoo! News
- 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 ...
June 14, 2013 - The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News
- 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.
June 13, 2013 - UPI
- Judge M Margaret McKeown in Record-Searchlight (subscription)
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.
- Donna Jo Napoli in Swarthmore College The Phoenix Online
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.
- Alison Moyet in WalesOnline
My eldest two are academics - one's a scientist and the other's a linguist,says Moyet.