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so•ci•o•lin•guis•tics



Pronunciation: (sō"sē-ō-ling-gwis'tiks, sō"shē-), [key]
n. (used with a sing. v.)
the study of language as it functions in society; the study of the interaction between linguistic and social variables.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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