What are defining criteria, and how can we decide whether a person speaking, say, ten languages is a multilingual or a polyglot?

  • I think your question should define what you mean by 'multilingual' and 'polyglot'. As far as I'm aware, they're the same thing, at least when used to refer to individuals. Mar 28 '13 at 13:41
  • That is the question same to that I have asked.
    – Manjusri
    Mar 28 '13 at 13:46
  • So you agree they mean the same thing? Mar 28 '13 at 13:58
  • No, I agree we need a definition for each one of them to understand whether they are synonyms or not.
    – Manjusri
    Mar 28 '13 at 14:37
  • If the question is about definitions (even if the words are related to linguistics), might it be better served on EL&U?
    – acattle
    Mar 28 '13 at 15:02

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.