- the study of language as it functions in society; the study of the interaction between linguistic and social variables.
Origin of sociolinguistics
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She studied in France and Norway, and attended Hollins College in Virginia where she majored in sociolinguistics.Who Is Mrs. “Legitimate Rape”? Meet Todd Akin’s Wife, Lulli
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- (functioning as singular) the study of language in relation to its social context
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