HyperDic: linguist

English > 2 senses of the word linguist:
NOUNperson linguist, linguistic scientista specialist in linguistics
person linguist, polyglota person who speaks more than one language
linguist > pronunciation
Soundslih'nggwihst
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > linguist: 2 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA specialist in linguistics.
Synonymlinguistic scientist
InstancesBloomfield, Leonard BloomfieldUnited States linguist who adopted a behavioristic approach to linguistics (1887-1949)
Chomsky, Noam Chomsky, A. Noam ChomskyUnited States linguist whose theory of generative grammar redefined the field of linguistics (born 1928)
Firth, J. R. Firth, John Rupert FirthEnglish linguist who contributed to linguistic semantics and to prosodic phonology and who was noted for his insistence on studying both sound and meaning in context (1890-1960)
Grimm, Jakob Grimm, Jakob Ludwig Karl GrimmThe older of the two Grimm / Grimm brothers remembered best for their fairy stories
Jakobson, Roman Jakobson, Roman Osipovich JakobsonUnited States linguist (born in Russia) noted for his description of the universals of phonology (1896-1982)
Jespersen, Otto Jespersen, Jens Otto Harry JespersenDanish linguist (1860-1943)
Sapir, Edward Sapiranthropologist and linguist
de Saussure, Ferdinand de Saussure, SaussureSwiss linguist and expert in historical linguistics whose lectures laid the foundations for synchronic linguistics (1857-1913)
NarrowerHebraistlinguist specializing in the Hebrew language
computational linguistsomeone trained in computer science and linguistics who uses computers for natural language processing
grammarian, syntacticianA linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
lexicographer, lexicologistA compiler or writer of a dictionary
neurolinguistsomeone trained in neuroscience and linguistics who studies brain processes during language production and reception
phoneticianA specialist in phonetics
phonologistA specialist in phonology
psycholinguistA person (usually a psychologist but sometimes a linguist) who studies the psychological basis of human language
semanticist, semioticianA specialist in the study of meaning / meaning
sociolinguistA linguist who studies the social and cultural / cultural factors that influence linguistic communication
BroaderscientistA person with advanced knowledge of one or more sciences
Spanishcientífico lingüista, lingüista
Catalanlingüista
Adjectiveslinguisticof or relating to the scientific study of language
Nounslinguisticsthe scientific study of language
linguisticsthe humanistic study of language and literature
English > linguist: 2 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA person who speaks more than one language.
Synonympolyglot
InstancesGreenberg, Joseph GreenbergUnited States linguist who studied the historical relations among 5,000 languages (1916-2001)
Harris, Zellig Harris, Zellig Sabbatai HarrisUnited States linguist (born in Ukraine) who developed mathematical linguistics and interpreted speech and writing in a social context (1909-1992)
Narrowerbilingual, bilingualistA person who speaks two languages fluently
translator, transcriberA person who translates written messages from one language to another
Broaderperson, individual, someone, somebody, mortal, soulA human being
Spanishpoliglota, políglota, poligloto, polígloto
Catalanpoliglota, políglota, poliglot
Adjectiveslinguisticconsisting of or related to language

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