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so·ci·o·lin·guis·tics

 (sō′sē-ō-lĭng-gwĭs′tĭks, -shē-)
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of language and linguistic behavior as influenced by social and cultural factors.

so′ci·o·lin′guist n.
so′ci·o·lin·guis′tic adj.

sociolinguistics

(ˌsəʊsɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks)
n
(Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the study of language in relation to its social context
ˌsocioˈlinguist n
ˌsociolinˈguistic adj

so•ci•o•lin•guis•tics

(ˌsoʊ si oʊ lɪŋˈgwɪs tɪks, ˌsoʊ ʃi-)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of language as it functions in society; study of the interaction between linguistic and social variables.
[1935–40]
so`ci•o•lin′guist, n.
so`ci•o•lin•guis′tic, adj.

sociolinguistics

The study of the relationship between language and society.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sociolinguistics - the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context
linguistics - the scientific study of language
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sociolinguistics

[ˌsəʊsɪəʊlɪŋˈgwɪstɪks] NSINGsociolingüística f