Our civilian contract linguist broke the language barrier.
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.
He is, after all, a distinguished professor at MIT and the most renowned linguist of the 20th century.
The contract linguist must be able to obtain a Top Secret security clearance and undergo a language proficiency screening.
She was a natural linguist and learnt Latin, Italian and English and studied their literatures.
she's a gifted linguist
A skilled linguist , Marianne used her new-found freedom to become an interpreter for the British Army.
He was also an accomplished linguist speaking nine foreign languages including Chinese and Tibetan.
He was a formidable linguist , speaking 25 languages and many more dialects.
He is an extraordinary linguist ; he studied Russian at university, but he is also versed in Chinese, English and French.