Theories of Social & Cultural Reality. The Social Construction of Reality. My meanings and understanding come from my communication with others. Primary thinkers: The Social Construction of Reality Peter Berger Thomas Luckmann. Basic Idea of SC.
Rules: Guidelines for action & meaning.
Sociolinguistics: any study of language that makes use of social data, or, conversely, any study of social life that makes use of linguistic data.
Is communication a tool for communicating accurately about the world, or is it the means by which the world itself if determined?