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  • Sociolinguistics is the descriptive study of the effect of any and all aspects of society, including cultural norms, expectations, and context, on the way language is used, and the effects of language use on society. Sociolinguistics differs from sociology of language in that the focus of sociology of language is the effect of the society on the language, while the sociolinguistics focuses on language's effect on the society. Sociolinguistics overlaps to a considerable degree with pragmatics. It is historically closely related to linguistic anthropology and the distinction between the two fields has even been questioned recently.


  • Holmes 2001
  • Wardaugh 2001
  • Αρχάκης & Κονδύλη 2002
  • Κωστούλα-Μακράκη 2001


  • Katsiadakis Helen (AA)


  • Karasimos Athanasios (AA)


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