Definition of sociolinguistic in English:

sociolinguistic

Pronunciation /ˌsəʊʃɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk//ˌsəʊsɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/

adjective

  • See sociolinguistics

    • ‘The study of signed languages can reveal whether or not sociolinguistic phenomena previously observed for spoken languages are general across modalities.’
    • ‘Manes and Wolfson claimed that the most authentic data in sociolinguistic research is spontaneous speech gathered by ethnographic observation.’
    • ‘The view of language which emerges from the sociolinguistic study of urban dialects is that of a structured but variable system, whose use is conditioned by both internal and external factors.’
    • ‘Adequate understanding of linguistic, psycholinguistic, and sociolinguistic factors was considered essential in developing a coherent heritage language education policy.’
    • ‘We have languages from all over the world, languages from many different families, with different sociolinguistic histories.’

Pronunciation

sociolinguistic

/ˌsəʊʃɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk//ˌsəʊsɪəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪk/