Meaning of superstratum


Pronunciation: (s'pur-strā"tum,--strat"um), [key]
— pl. -stra•ta -stra•tums.
  1. an overlying stratum or layer.
  2. a set of features of a language traceable to the influence of a language formerly spoken within the same society by a dominant group:Cf. English has a Norman-French superstratum.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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