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variationist Line breaks: vari|ation|ist
Pronunciation: /vɛːrɪˈeɪʃ(ə)nɪst/

Definition of variationist in English:


A person who studies variations in usage among different speakers of the same language: [as modifier]: in the variationist tradition
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  • A problem for variationist research lies in identifying what ‘counts’ as syntactic variation.
  • Horvath is a variationist sociolinguist whose work on Australian English is internationally recognized for its comprehensiveness and methodological acuity.
  • Language variationists study how languages vary along geographical or social lines or along lines of age and gender.
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