sociolinguistics

noun, plural in form but singular in construction so·cio·lin·guis·tics \ ˌsō-sē-ō-liŋ-ˈgwi-stiks , ˌsō-shē- \

Definition of sociolinguistics

: the study of linguistic behavior as determined by sociocultural factors

sociolinguist

play \ˌsō-sē-ō-ˈliŋ-gwist, ˌsō-shē-\ noun

First Known Use of sociolinguistics

1938

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