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sociolinguistics

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

Definition of SOCIOLINGUISTICS

:  the study of linguistic behavior as determined by sociocultural factors
so·cio·lin·guist \-ˈliŋ-gwist\ noun

First Known Use of SOCIOLINGUISTICS

1938

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