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Chapter 1

A Scope of Sociolinguistics
According to Hudson, sociolinguistics is essentially a study of language as used in society. Language is very important and unique feature of culture because it talks about the behavior of people.  The society is represented by its language.

Society is totally depended on language.
If there is no language in society in society then the society will be considered as part of Stone Age. Sociolinguistics highlights the significance of language for society. The crux of sociolinguistics is society +language=sociolinguistics. Sociolinguistics and linguistics

There are many sociolinguistics who would also call themselves linguists. The question of who is socialist and who is not neither interesting nor important. Linguistics differs from sociolinguistics in taking account only the structure of language to the exclusion of the social context in which it is learned and use. The task of the linguistics is to work out the rules of language, after that sociolinguistics study any points at which these rules make context with society. Different alternative way of expressing the same thing , taken/chosen by different social group.(quality of sociolinguistics) Different societies use languages which show their behavior. In the current modern society, socio is discipline which is based on theological and empirical. In sociolinguistics language theory and language behaviorism are discussed: Example

Language theory:
Pashto uttered  aggressive
French language  politeness
This is theory but when we go to prove it become practical.
Theory + practical = thesis (sociolinguistics)
There is a two way relation between language and society: 1. On the base of language we infer culture.
2.On the base of culture we infer language.
Relationship between sociology and linguistics
It is a study of...
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