Vladimir M. Alpatov
Institute of Linguistics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russian Federation
It cannot be said that the boundaries of sociolinguistics have fi nally been determined. Sociolinguistics deals with the functioning of language that people use for communication. The rules of interaction existing in different societies are subject to restrictions due to the specifics of this society. It seems that sociolinguistics can be distinguished, fi rst of all, not by topic or methods, but by interpretation: either the studied phenomenon can be explained by social reasons, or sociological conclusions can drawn from it.
Keywords: sociolinguistics, functioning of a language, society, communication, linguosociology
For citation: Alpatov V.M. Sociolinguistics and other linguistic disciplines.
Sociolinguistic Studies, 2020, no. 1 [online], pp. 9–16 (In Russ.)