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The study of language in relation to social contexts, social relationships, and cultural factors (such as class, gender, and ethnicity). See also accommodation; code-switching; communicative competence; context of situation; conversation analysis; dialect; discourse analysis; elaborated code; ethnomethodology; genderlect; linguistic relativity; register; restricted code; sociolect; speech community.

Subjects: Linguistics.

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