Definition of social distance in English:
The perceived or desired degree of remoteness between a member of one social group and the members of another, as evidenced in the level of intimacy tolerated between them.
- Both Sinhala and Tamil contain a range of linguistic markers for status as well as relative social distance and intimacy.
- The intimate social distance between the teacher and the students implies that the teacher showed her students she belonged to their community and to their culture.
- Thus, treatment and comparison students were roughly equivalent in their perceptions of social distance from their classmates with the exception of the preps and the jocks.
Definition of social distance in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.
Most popular in the US
Most popular in the UK
Most popular in Canada
Most popular in Australia
Most popular in Malaysia
Most popular in Pakistan