interlanguage

[in-ter-lang-gwij]
noun
1.
a language created or used for international communication.
2.
(in second-language acquisition) the linguistic system characterizing the output of a nonnative speaker at any stage prior to full acquisition of the target language.

Origin:
1925–30; inter- + language

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interlanguage

noun
a common language used by speakers of different languages; "Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times" [syn: lingua franca
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Psychology explains the process by which learners create their second language system, or interlanguage.
Appended materials include notes on learner language and examples of interlanguage.
Results support the hypothesis of lexical simplification in language learners, as well as that of interlanguage fossilization.
In order to provide insight into the question, interlanguage is considered here as legitimate pidginization.
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