sociolect


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sociolect

(ˈsəʊsɪəʊˌlɛkt)
n
(Linguistics) linguistics a language variety that is associated with a specific social group

so•ci•o•lect

(ˈsoʊ si əˌlɛkt, ˈsoʊ ʃi-)

n.
a variety of a language used by a social group; a social dialect.
[1970–75; socio- + (dia) lect]
Translations
sociolecte

sociolect

[ˈsəʊsɪəʊˌlekt] Nsociolecto m
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Having two sharks speaking with the (stereotypical) sociolect of German-speaking Turks is a highly domesticating choice; a choice that builds upon and relies on the familiarity of the German-speaking audience with this particular comedy duo and its type of humour.
SESEO, CECEO AND DISTINCTION IN THE HIGH SOCIOLECT OF SEVILLA CITY: NEW DATA FROM PRESEEA
The former attempts to convey the dynamics of society and history with reference to the importance such a sociolect has in their socioeconomic life, and the latter implies the characterization of the group members through a "normative consensus" (Gimeno Menendez, 1990: 57).
In all of his plays, Tremblay explores what it means to speak in one's own tongue, whether in the broad sense of a language or in the more restricted sense of a sociolect.
If one considers that Parma violets, at least in the French sociolect, connote, "let me love you," the last words, hinting at self-love, can be read as closing the circle of narcissism, in a way that completely excludes the unnamed men-of-the-world around her, and prevent them from achieving any identity.
For instance, it makes a difference whether 'right inuff' is translated from a Scottish or a class perspective: a translation into, say, Kanak Sprak (the German sociolect associated with Turkish immigrants) would probably be considered less appropriate to the former than to the latter.
Instead, Sheng is a hybrid language (Bosire, 2006; Githinji, 2007), a paralanguage (Rinkaya, 2005), an argot, a sociolect, jargon, pidgin, creole (Githiora, 2002) and a private language for young people (Mugane, 2006); a street slang that fits in the Kiswahili structure (Kingei & Kobia, 2007) and thus a slang based on English-Swahili code-switching (Mazrui, 1995:171).
Justamente, a proposito del discurso descriptivo, Riffaterre (1981) confirma: "The grammaticality of descriptive discourse is thus defined by its acceptability within the context of the sociolect, since the sociolect reflects a customary consensus on what reality is".
Sexual transgression is thus encoded in the sexualized space itself, because the cabinet particulier, in the sociolect of the nineteenth century, signified illicit sexuality.
University of Kragujevac) discussed the alleged invasion of Anglicisms in the Serbian languages which has given rise to a sociolect referred to as Angloserbian.
I speak with the standard middle-class sociolect and I 'belong' to the kidney-transplanted community.
Each society, each socioculture, and each milieu has its own language or sociolect.