Noun Acrolectal Definition and Examples


Noun:

Acrolectal

Definition:
1.

adjective

  1. 'This study focuses on the loan terms which occur in both this basic form and its acrolectal counterpart.'
  2. 'Another is that a particular basilectal variant for one meaning/function may sometimes be used in combination with the particular acrolectal variant for another meaning/function.'


noun, Linguistics.

1. the variety of language in a creole continuum that approximates most closely the standard variety of a major international language, as the English spoken in Guyana or Jamaica.

Origin:

acrolect


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