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  1. sociolinguistnoun

    a linguist who studies the social and cultural factors that influence linguistic communication


  1. sociolinguistnoun

    A person who studies sociolinguistics.


  1. sociolinguist

    Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of the effect of any or all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and society's effect on language. It can overlap with the sociology of language, which focuses on the effect of language on society. Sociolinguistics overlaps considerably with pragmatics and is closely related to linguistic anthropology. Sociolinguistics' historical interrelation with anthropology can be observed in studies of how language varieties differ between groups separated by social variables (e.g., ethnicity, religion, status, gender, level of education, age, etc.) and/or geographical barriers (a mountain range, a desert, a river, etc.). Such studies also examine how such differences in usage and differences in beliefs about usage produce and reflect social or socioeconomic classes. As the usage of a language varies from place to place, language usage also varies among social classes, and it is these sociolects that sociolinguistics studies. Sociolinguistics can be studied in various ways such as interviews with speakers of a language, matched-guise tests, and other observations or studies related to dialects and speaking.


  1. sociolinguist

    A sociolinguist is a specialist or researcher in sociolinguistics, a field of study that explores the relationship between language and society, focusing on how social factors like cultural norms, socio-economic status, and community influences language use, variation, and perception.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sociolinguist in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sociolinguist in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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