Linguasphere (it seems intuitively
obvious, doesn’t it?) refers
to that realm of existence composed entirely of language. It does this in the same way that "atmosphere" or "blogosphere" do for their
constituent parts. Right now "linguasphere" is used
as a technical term almost exclusively by a Quebecois linguistics
outfit intent on cataloguing all the world’s languages (The Linguasphere Observatory), but its usefulness is hard not to appreciate. Linguasphere can also be used
to describe the broad language realm of a particualar language, e.g., "the Italian linguasphere."
"So I framed
the word in my mind and then released it into the linguasphere."
"People are getting so sloppy about
what they say that it's time we cleaned
up the linguasphere."
"That word floats high in the the English linguasphere."