from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The study of language and linguistic behavior as influenced by social and cultural factors.
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- n. The study of social and cultural effects on language.
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- n. the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context
socio- + linguistics. (Wiktionary)