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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 sociolinguistic and pragmatic features in sign languages are in response to the needs of Deaf people living in a wider hearing society with limited knowledge about sign language.
The theoretical framework starts out with a broad historical context which is gradually narrowed down to discussing sociolinguistic issues.
This paper presented a brief linguistic and sociolinguistic analysis of Bozal Spanish, as appeared in Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz' Villancicos (carols).
Therefore, awareness of the sociolinguistic and sociocultural variables underlying a communicative event is an important prerequisite for the successful acquisition of pragmatics by ESL learners.
As the editors point out, this volume is testimony to the wide range of subdisciplines that come together in the works of Clive Holes in particular and in variational sociolinguistics in general.
In addition to the historical developments that helped to introduce [d] into the morphological process of consonant gradation, there are sociolinguistic factors that helped to cement /d/ into the phonemic inventory of the language.
Multilingualism in Spain: Sociolinguistic and Psycholinguistic Aspects of Linguistic Minority Groups.
Secondly, Herodotus alludes to a number of sociolinguistic phenomena in his work.
1996) Brunei Malay and Bahasa Melayu: a sociolinguistic perspective.
Because so much of Tobar's writing focuses on the connectedness of the social world and language development through conversations in which people participate, incorporating sociolinguistic theory could have shed light on the social interactions that are part of the culture of the language being used (McDermott, 1993).
The study, which utilized accepted sociolinguistic methodologies to evaluate the tone, content and structure of in-office visits, was presented recently at the 20th annual U.
Traditional language instruction has focused around the binary of prescriptive/descriptive grammar, and thus issues of correctness, sociolinguistic research highlights language practices within social contexts.