The meaning I want to express: All linguists hold the view that ...
My question: Is the preposition (across) acceptable in the following:
Across linguists it is generally accepted that ... ?
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Linguist is a person who speaks several languages. So, "linguists" is a reference to a set of people. Therefore, it should be:
All linguists hold the view that.....
You may also say:
Among linguists, it is generally held that.....