sociolinguistic

adjective

so·​cio·​lin·​guis·​tic ˌsō-sē-ō-liŋ-ˈgwi-stik How to pronounce sociolinguistic (audio)
ˌsō-shē-
1
: of or relating to the social aspects of language
2
: of or relating to sociolinguistics

Examples of sociolinguistic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Start with her parade of sociolinguistic examples. Nikhil Krishnan, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1929, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sociolinguistic was in 1929

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“Sociolinguistic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sociolinguistic. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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