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  • Aleksandras Vanagas (1934 - 1995)
    Aleksandras Vanagas (August 12, 1934 - April 13, 1995) was Lithuanian linguist, one of the leading Lithuanian etymologists. (Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 4.0) Sources "Aleksandras Vanagas." Wikipedia , r...
  • Stephen Pearl Andrews (1812 - 1886)
    Stephen Pearl Andrews, lawyer, abolitionist, and education innovator, the son of Elisha and Ann (Lathrop) Andrews, was born on March 22, 1812, at Templeton, Massachusetts, the youngest of eight childre...
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    Kenneth Lee Pike (1912 - 2000)
    Kenneth Lee Pike was an American linguist and anthropologist. He was the originator of the theory of tagmemics, the coiner of the terms "emic" and "etic" and the developer of the constructed language K...
  • Philippine Daily Inquirer; 22 June 2011
    Otto Johns Scheerer (1858 - 1938)
    Otto was a German immigrant who would be appointed Benguet provincial secretary, Lt. Governor of Cagayan, then in 1909 the first Governor of Batanes. He founded the UP Institute of Linguistics. He woul...
  • Winfred Philip Lehmann (1916 - 2007)
    "Winfred Philip Lehmann (June 23, 1916 – August 1, 2007) was an American linguist who specialized in historical, Germanic, and Indo-European linguistics. He was for many years a professor and head of d...


A linguist in the academic sense is a person who studies natural language (an academic discipline known as linguistics).

Ambiguously, the word is sometimes also used to refer to a polyglot (one who knows several languages), or a grammarian (a scholar of grammar), 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 following is a list of linguists in the academic sense.

List of linguists