so·​cio·​lin·​guis·​tics | \ ˌsō-sē-ō-liŋ-ˈgwi-stiks How to pronounce sociolinguistics (audio) , ˌsō-shē-\

Definition of sociolinguistics

: the study of linguistic behavior as determined by sociocultural factors

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sociolinguist \ ˌsō-​sē-​ō-​ˈliŋ-​gwist How to pronounce sociolinguist (audio) , ˌsō-​shē-​ \ noun

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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