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- n. An expert in syntax.
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- n. a linguist who specializes in the study of grammar and syntax
All of this I must say with the caveat that I am a syntactician and not a phonetician; these are impressions not based in observation but introspection, and there is no quicker way to discover a false truth than introspection.
Looks like Michael Dunn is a synchronicist-syntactician, based on his bookcase.
Gwynplaine MacIntyre chosen by a plurality of entries was a sentence that thrilled every semanticist, grammarian and syntactician in the nation: “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is.”
My friend Jim McCloskey, the Irish syntactician (in both senses of that phrase) told me this story.