Definition of variationist in English:


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


  • 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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