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sociolinguistics

play
noun plural but singular in construction so·cio·lin·guis·tics \-tiks\

Definition of sociolinguistics

  1. :  the study of linguistic behavior as determined by sociocultural factors

sociolinguist

play \-ˈliŋ-gwist\ noun


1938

First Known Use of sociolinguistics

1938


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