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Noun

linguistician
  1. A linguist
    A person who studies linguistics is usually referred to as a linguist. The more accurate term linguistician is too much of a tongue-twister to become generally accepted. - "Teach Yourself Linguistics", by Jean Aitchison

Extensive Definition

A linguist in the academic sense is a person who studies linguistics. Ambiguously, the word is sometimes also used to refer to a polyglot (one who knows more than 2 languages), or a grammarian, but these two uses of the word are distinct (and one does not have to be a polyglot in order to be an academic linguist). The word linguistician is also used by some people to refer to one who studies linguistics, in order to avoid this ambiguity, although this word is rare, and generally disliked by those in the field. The following is a list of linguists.

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linguistician in Bengali: ভাষাবিজ্ঞানী তালিকা
linguistician in Danish: lingvister
linguistician in German: Linguist
linguistician in Estonian: Keeleteadlaste loend
linguistician in Esperanto: Lingvisto
linguistician in French: Liste de linguistes célèbres
linguistician in Latin: Linguista
linguistician in Lojban: liste be banskepre
linguistician in Japanese: 言語学者の一覧
linguistician in Portuguese: Lista de linguistas
linguistician in Romanian: Listă de lingvişti
linguistician in Slovenian: Seznam jezikoslovcev
linguistician in Serbian: Списак лингвиста
linguistician in Vietnamese: Nhà ngôn ngữ học
linguistician in Chinese: 语言学家列表
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