Antedating of "Linguistic"

Fred Shapiro fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jul 4 22:24:44 UTC 2006

linguistic (OED 1856)

1827 _Foreign Quarterly Review_ Nov. 377 (Periodicals Archive Online)  To
the science which may be formed by comparing languages, the term
_linguistic_ has been applied by some German authors.

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