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Definition of sociolinguistics noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sociolinguistics

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˌsəʊsiəʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌsoʊsioʊlɪŋˈɡwɪstɪks//
 
[uncountable]
 
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the study of the way language is affected by differences in social class, region, sex, etc.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sociolinguistics