- Are you confused by academic jargon? - Do you know your `discourse' from your `dialectic'? - Can you tell the difference between `anomie' and `alienation'? The Social Science Jargon Buster tackles the most confusing concepts in the social sciences, brea


Core definition

A branch of linguistics that studies how language affects and is affected by social relations.

Longer explanation

Traditional linguistic studies often disregard the social and focus on internal aspects of language, such as sounds and sounds patterns, word structures, sentence formation, and meanings. But sociolinguistics reminds ...

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