speech community

noun Linguistics.
the aggregate of all the people who use a given language or dialect.
a group of people geographically distributed so that there is no break in intelligibility from place to place.


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speech community
a community consisting of all the speakers of a particular language or dialect

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Example sentences
The speech community expects linguistic judgments from linguists.
As the younger generation replaces the older one, the change is carried through the speech community.
Generally, appropriateness is determined by each speech community.
Membership in a common speech community affects the technician's work as well.
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