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Related to sociolinguistics: psycholinguistics
n. (used with a sing. verb)
The study of language and linguistic behavior as influenced by social and cultural factors.
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(Linguistics) (functioning as singular) the study of language in relation to its social context
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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.
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The study of the relationship between language and society.
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