sociolinguist

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Etymology[edit]

Back-formation from sociolinguistics.

Noun[edit]

sociolinguist (plural sociolinguists)

  1. A person who studies sociolinguistics.

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  • "The "quick look at the markets" on news bulletins is a form of what sociolinguists call phatic communication: a message without any real content, just there for the sake of communicating something." - Moran, Joe, "A prayer with no meaning", Guardian Unlimited, www.guardian.co.uk, 2007-01-16. Retrieved on 2007-01-26. (written in English)