sociolinguistics


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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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These studies have followed a variety of methodological approaches within sociolinguistics, as well as described different aspects of interpretation.
133-139) the author recapitulates the methods, starting points and results of her investigation and calls for an approach of research that also takes into consideration the sociolinguistic background of speakers and is not preoccupied with describing the hypothetical language use of an ideal speaker.
21) is central to a 'sociolinguistics of resources': 'Mobility is the great challenge: it is the dislocation of language and language events from the fixed position in time and space attributed to them by a more traditional linguistics and sociolinguistics.
In: SOCIOLINGUISTIC variation in speech communities.
Though some sociolinguistic study is required to determine the authentic status and corpus planning of Maithili, some assumptions can tentatively be made on them.
He has provided a sophisticated description of certain sociolinguistic phenomena, of dialects and of language families.
As postmodern and poststructuralist scholarship provide us with the theoretical background to contextualize the way that language functions as a social construction of our perceptions of reality, sociolinguistics provides specific data to test the hypotheses of these theories.
Pragmatics is closely associated with sociolinguistics, the study of interrelationships of language and social structure, and anthropological linguistics, the study of language and culture and how they interact.
Berotte Joseph, a specialist in sociolinguistics, has an expansive agenda.
Ronald Wardhaugh: An Introduction to Sociolinguistics, 5th ed.
He earned a bachelor's degree in sociolinguistics, a master's degree in pragmatics and a doctorate in media discourse.
Linguistic change is one aspect of history; sociolinguistics is one aspect of sociology; and Levi combines his analysis of history, language, and sociology with his skill as a writer.