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  • noun A person who is not a linguist.


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non- +‎ linguist


  • After more thinking about the all thing, a nonlinguist and I think there's a semantic distinction between what your original correspondent said (1) and what he thought he should have said (2).

    On all and all

  • Learning Latin is not the major task a nonlinguist might assume.

    Banquets of the Black Widowers

  • If a nonlinguist reads nonspecialist articles about linguists such as the generally excellent piece by John Searle (NYR, June 29, 1972), he may get the impression that a linguist spends most of his time being concerned about rationalism (if he is a transformational grammarian) or behaviorism (if he is a structuralist).

    Deep Language

  • Selection of a nonlinguist as editor may well have brought a lively style.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol X No 4


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