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What is a sociolect?

The variation in how language is used based on social markers such as sex, wealth, race, political beliefs etc.

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What is an idiolect?

The variation in language used by an individual. This is a combination of all the sociolects the individual belongs to and who the individual wants to be. how the individual wants others to see them.