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acrolect

[ak-ruh-lekt] /ˈæk rəˌlɛkt/
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.
Compare basilect, mesolect.
Origin
1960-1965
1960-65; acro- + (dia)lect
Related forms
acrolectal, adjective
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