sociolinguist

sociolinguistics

[soh-see-oh-ling-gwis-tiks, soh-shee-]
noun (used with a singular verb)
the study of language as it functions in society; the study of the interaction between linguistic and social variables.

Origin:
1935–40; socio- + linguistics

sociolinguist, noun
sociolinguistic, adjective
sociolinguistically, adverb
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sociolinguistics (ˌsəʊsɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks)
 
n
(functioning as singular) the study of language in relation to its social context
 
socio'linguist
 
n
 
sociolin'guistic
 
adj

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