acrolect: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ak'ru-lekt"), [key]
— n. Ling.
  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. Cf. basilect, mesolect.
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