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interlanguage

[in-ter-lang-gwij] /ˈɪn tərˌlæŋ gwɪdʒ/
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
1925-1930
1925-30; inter- + language
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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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