the branch of linguistics that considers social aspects of language use patterns and the ways that language is used to construct and maintain social structures. Some of the topics studied by sociolinguists include language and identity, language and gender, dialectical variation (Where do people say soda? pop? Coke? soft drink?), language change and language contact, bilingualism, and many others.
the study of language in relation to its sociocultural context
The study of how language is used by different societal groups and across various social situations. This includes the study of linguistic variation, linguistic change, and sociocultural factors that influence language use.
The study of the sociological factors involved in the use of language, including gender, race, class, etc. Books discussing the communication aspects of relationships between men and women, such as You Just Don't Understand, by Deborah Tannen, delve into sociolinguistics.
Study of relationships between social and linguistic variation; study of language (performance) in its social context.
a branch of anthropological linguistics that studies how language and culture are related and how language is used in different social contexts.
Sociolinguistics is the study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used.