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I need help analyzing the topic of linguisticsas part of one of these areas of study: -communications -age as a sociolinguinstic variable  -dialect varieties and variations -gender  OR...

I need help analyzing the topic of linguistics as part of one of these areas of study:

-communications

-age as a sociolinguinstic variable 

-dialect varieties and variations

-gender  OR

-massmedia

 

 

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Let's focus on the role of linguistics as part of the variables that naturally occur in sociolinguistics. As the word implies, the study focuses on how a specific cultural, ethnic, religious, or even casual-social group adopts a personality by adapting specific patterns in their speech.

Groups get together for a specific purpose, particularly for extrapolating the unique traits that make them salient (or hidden) from the typical community. In the process, language is customized to further solidify the group. The linguistic variables that exist in such language differentiation include:

  • semantics - meanings that groups give specific words, i.e., code language.
  • intonation - inflection given to specific words to denote importance, sarcasm, irony, or "double entendre".
  • lack of conscious suppression  -...

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