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sociolinguist (plural sociolinguists)
- A person who studies sociolinguistics.
- "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 (2007-01-16), “A prayer with no meaning”, Guardian Unlimited (in English), www.guardian.co.uk, retrieved 2007-01-26