A master of neologism.
(1794 – 1866) The English polymath and master of neologism who probably introduced the term linguistics to the English language. He also coined the terms scientist, physicist, anode, and cathode.
Example - The first OED citation for the term linguistics is from a history of science Whewell published in 1837:
"We may call the science of languages linguistic, as it is called by the best German writers."
(Source: 1837 Whewell Hist. Induct. Sci. (1840) I. p. cxiv)