acrolect

[ak-ruh-lekt]
noun Linguistics.
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.
Compare basilect, mesolect.


Origin:
1960–65; acro- + (dia)lect

acrolectal, adjective
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It should be noted that the acrolect, much like the basilect, is rarely heard.
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