It is defined “as mutually intelligible forms of a language that differ in systematic ways from each other” (Shin, 2018).
“The term “sociolinguistics” is often used interchangeably with “the sociology of language.” (…) Thus, the expression “sociology of language” is more an indication of future-oriented perspectives than of currently feasible or desirable differentiation and delimitation” (Readings in the Sociology of Language by Fishman).
AN ODYSSEY OF IDENTITY
“I was, I am, and I will always be interested in English. My passion for English is what keeps me learning new things about this language even now, as a doctoral student at an American university.”
Timur is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Second Language Studies program with a concentration in applied linguistics. He serves the Department of Modern Languages as a research and teaching assistant, Editor of the Graduate Student Colloquium in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (GSCALT), Editor of the Ph.D. in SLS official graduate student website, and a graduate student managing member of the Editorial Board of the University of Mississippi Working Papers in Linguistics (UMWPL) journal.