noun plural but singular in construction Date: 1938 the study of linguistic behavior as determined by sociocultural factors • sociolinguist noun

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  • sociolinguistics — [sō΄sē ō liŋ gwis′tiks, sō΄shēō΄liŋ gwis′tiks] n. the branch of linguistics that analyzes the effects of social and cultural factors within a speech community upon its language patterns sociolinguist n. sociolinguistic adj …   English World dictionary

  • sociolinguistics — sociolinguist, n. sociolinguistic, adj. sociolinguistically, adv. /soh see oh ling gwis tiks, soh shee /, n. (used with a sing. v.) the study of language as it functions in society; the study of the interaction between linguistic and social… …   Universalium

  • sociolinguistics — noun /ˌsəʊsi.əʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks,ˌsəʊʃjəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks/ The study of social and cultural effects on language See Also: sociolinguist, sociolinguistic …   Wiktionary

  • sociolinguistics — See conversation analysis ; ethnomethodology ; language …   Dictionary of sociology

  • sociolinguistics — n. study of language in relation to social elements; study of relationships between language and social and cultural elements that influence it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sociolinguistics — plural noun [treated as sing.] the study of language in relation to social factors. Derivatives sociolinguist noun sociolinguistic adjective sociolinguistically adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • sociolinguistics — so·cio·linguistics …   English syllables

  • sociolinguistics — UK [ˌsəʊʃɪəʊ lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks] / US [ˌsoʊʃɪoʊ lɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks] noun [uncountable] linguistics the study of language and how it is influenced by such things as class and regional differences and whether it is being used by a man or a woman …   English dictionary

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