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 (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.
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(Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the study of language in relation to its social context
ˌsocioˈlinguist n
ˌsociolinˈguistic adj
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(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.
so`ci•o•lin′guist, n.
so`ci•o•lin•guis′tic, adj.
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The study of the relationship between language and society.
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Noun1.sociolinguistics - the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context
linguistics - the scientific study of language
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