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basilect

[bey-zuh-lekt, baz-uh-] /ˈbeɪ zəˌlɛkt, ˈbæz ə-/
noun, Linguistics.
1.
the variety of language in a creole continuum that is most distinct from the acrolect.
Compare acrolect, mesolect.
Origin of basilect
1960-1965
1960-65; basi- (as combining form of base1 or basis) + (dia)lect
Related forms
basilectal, adjective
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