from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. In the manner of linguistics.
- adv. From a linguistic perspective.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In a linguistic manner; from the point of view of a linguist.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In a linguistic manner or relation; as regards language or linguistics.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. with respect to the science of linguistics
- adv. with respect to language
"That France should attempt to recolonize the world linguistically is surely more compatible with the aims of a great and confident power than is its attempt to preserve French as a genetically inviolate hothouse flower."
Referring to one of GG's "consult your style guide" suggestions: Use italics when using a word linguistically, which means when you are talking about the word itself.
It follows that failing to use an expression in accordance with its meaning is not using the expression linguistically incorrectly, but using it with a different meaning.
Twelve million families, 12 million households in this country are what the Census Bureau calls linguistically isolated.
They are what the Census Bureau calls linguistically isolated.
A record 12 million households in this country are what the Census Bureau calls linguistically isolated.
One of the less pleasant ways in which such rank can be pulled is to label the linguistically less secure "illiterate."
China is homogenous (culturally/"linguistically"(the characters)/economically/etc) so that it is easy to 'unify'
China is homogenous (culturally / "linguistically" (the characters) / economically / etc) so that it is easy to 'unify'
But he really, really evidences this tic, and it's very specific and not an (as far as I'm aware) common candidate for filled pauses, which is kind of linguistically interesting.
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