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neolocal residence

Definition of Neolocal Residence

(noun) When a married couple live together in a new residence instead of with the husband’s family (patrilocal residence) or the wife’s family (matrilocal residence).

Example of Neolocal Residence

  • Two people meet at university and get married, moving into a new home together, without any additional family members.

Neolocal Residence Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˌnioʊˈloʊk(ə)l ˈrɛz(ə)d(ə)ns/
    • British English
      • /ˌniːə(ʊ)ˈləʊkl ˈrɛzᵻd(ə)ns/
  • Syllabification: (ne·o·lo·cal res·i·dence)

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Works Consulted

Ferrante, Joan. 2011. Sociology: A Global Perspective. 7th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Hughes, Michael, and Carolyn J. Kroehler. 2011. Sociology: The Core. 10th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.

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Cite the Definition of Neolocal Residence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “neolocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 18, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

neolocal residence. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “neolocal residence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 18, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“neolocal residence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 18 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/neolocal-residence/>.