Translation of linguist in Spanish:

linguist

Pronunciation /ˈlɪŋɡwəst//ˈlɪŋɡwɪst/

noun

  • 1

    (language speaker)
    she's quite a linguist (learns languages easily) tiene facilidad para los idiomas
    • Our civilian contract linguist broke the language barrier.
    • So why don't they just go out and, y'know, hire some sharp young linguists?
    • He is an extraordinary linguist; he studied Russian at university, but he is also versed in Chinese, English and French.
    • The contract linguist must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and undergo a language proficiency screening.
    • He was also an accomplished linguist speaking nine foreign languages including Chinese and Tibetan.
    • A skilled linguist, Marianne used her new-found freedom to become an interpreter for the British Army.
    • Contract linguists, many of them native speakers, were quickly hired as well, but problems with them persist.
    • If the Brigade had more Arabic linguists, the Army would have deployed them to use their language skills.
    • He was a formidable linguist, speaking 25 languages and many more dialects.
    • She was a natural linguist and learnt Latin, Italian and English and studied their literatures.
    • Surely even the best linguists have to translate first into their own language, then formulate a response and then change that back into the language in question.
    • And because of increased force projection requirements, the need for skilled linguists is growing.
  • 2

    (expert in linguistics)
    lingüista feminine
    • Thus, linguists have usually treated language as an abstract object which can be accounted for without reference to social concerns of any kind.
    • Some linguists classify the Gullah language, spoken in the North Carolina islands, as a pidgin that is based on West African syntax.
    • This explosion of linguistic novelty has sent linguists reeling, a bit.
    • Languages are becoming extinct, and many have never been studied by linguists.
    • Ever since then, linguists have found all sorts of evidence that these far-flung languages must have sprung from some common source.
    • Some linguists have expressed concern that learning a foreign language too early may impact unfavourably on learners' native tongue acquisition.
    • These are the aspects of language that linguists refer to as ‘universal grammar’.
    • He is, after all, a distinguished professor at MIT and the most renowned linguist of the 20th century.
    • The handler was displaying the usual slippage between folk conceptions of language and we linguists ' conceptions of same.
    • There are about 24 Dravidian languages recognized by linguists.
    • Descriptive linguists try to lay out a statement of what the conditions are for particular languages.
    • Critical linguists agree that language is constitutive - that it is the site where meanings are produced.
    • But language is defined by linguists as more than just the use of symbols, whether vocalized or not.
    • These categories, he says, are imposed because the languages that western linguists are familiar with have them.
    • Biologists and linguists agree that language is an important species-specific property.
    • Many linguists argue instead that language arose independently of music.
    • Especially during the heyday of Bloomfieldian structuralism, linguists were scathing of conceptual definitions of word classes.
    • But it's shocking that linguistics and linguists haven't been celebrated in the titles of music and films.
    • He does have a list of books that he consults on a regular basis, but the trained eye will note that not one of them is a book by a professional linguist or even about linguistics.
    • I hope these examples are useful to linguists who are studying this topic.
  • 3British

    (student)
    estudiante de filología masculine
    estudiante de lenguas feminine