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sociolinguistics

[-ling·gwis′tiks]
the study of the relationship between language and the social context in which it occurs. sociolinguistic, adj.
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The sensibility that distinguishes Michael Wex's best-selling guides to Yiddish language and cultureBorn to Kvetch, Just Say Nu, How to Be a Mentshcombines the sincere cornball humor of Old Jews Telling Jokes with the erudition of a sociolinguist.
As Uso-Juan and Martlnez-Flor suggest, the term 'communicative competence' was coined by Dell Hymes (1972), a sociolinguist as well as ethnographer of communication, and later on elaborated by theorists Michael Canale and Merrill Swain (1980), Lyle F.
Tamis is a sociolinguist, and it is in the sections where he discusses the issues surrounding the relationship of the modern Greek language to the diaspora community where he speaks with the most authority.
Perhaps the most poignant example of this takes place when, following his breakup with Norma, Mares refers to Norma's relationship with Valls Verdu, a sociolinguist who works for the Generalitafs language directory, as "una aventura marrana y monolingue" (Marse 30).
Johnson, an English professor and sociolinguist at Clark University in Worcester, wouldn't even use the word debate to describe our current political forums.
These two short but fascinating works by Micheal O hAodha, of the University of Limerick, should be essential reading for the sociolinguist, the historian, the sociologist or the general reader who is interested in minority cultures and language.
In fact, for this sociolinguist, the ways in which both sexes approach communication are so dissimilar, that a conversation between a man and a woman could be compared to an intercultural communication.
Because recovering Chicanas' past use of pachuco slang--what the late feminist sociolinguist D.
According to Haru Yamada, a sociolinguist, "being able to guess at what others are going to say (called sasshi) is central to the Japanese expectation of unspoken interdependence.
She is a sociolinguist who specializes in the impact of culture on business behavior and practices in the global workplace.
As a sociolinguist I particularly appreciated the positive and constructive response by an experienced teacher of nurses, R.
4) Also, research done by a forensic sociolinguist spans four decades and a variety of topics, such as detecting deception in interviews and analyzing threats.