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Definition of the noun Acrolect
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noun - plural: acrolects
- [linguistics] The variety of speech that is considered the standard form.
Acrolect: An acrolect is a register of a spoken language that is considered formal and high-style.
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by Simon Blackburn
An acrolect is a variety associated with prestige (e.g. BBC English); a basilect is the reverse; dialect is regional variation, and genderlect is difference of speech based on the gender of either speaker or hearer. An idiolect is a personal dialect.
by Carmen Llamas, Louise Mullany, Peter Stockwell
is also whether the acrolect is a separate language from the creole, commonly identified primarily with the basilect. Due to space ...
by Bas Aarts, Sylvia Chalker, Edmund Weiner
acrolect Sociolinguistics. 1. A term used to describe varieties of a language in a *creole continuum. Specifically, in a particular community the acrolect is the variety that is nearest to the standard. Compare ...
by Raymond Hickey
The acrolect usually ...
by P.H. Matthews
acrolect Variety of a language which, of a series of varieties spoken predominantly at different social levels, has the highest prestige or is closest to a ...
Linguistics Encyclopedia (2004)
by Kirsten Malmkjaer
:continue almost without change,as appears tobe the case for Haitian Creole; becomeextinct; evolvefurther intoa normal language; graduallymerge withits acrolect through a ...
by Jack C. Richards, Richard W. Schmidt
speech defect English medium education is frequently called the acrolect. The basilect is the sub-variety used by those with rather low levels of education and the mesolects are the sub-varieties in between. Naturally there are no clear-cut ...
by Hadumod Bussmann
phonetics acquired dyslexia => alexia acquired language disorder => language disorder acquisition/learning hypothesis approach natural acrolect Term introduced by Bickerton (1975) to designate the local variety of standard English found in ...
by David Crystal
falling between ACROLECT and BASILECT. Because of the range of variation covered ...
A Dictionary of Psychology (2015)
by Andrew M. Colman
The least prestigious variety of a language within a speech community, or the variety furthest away from the *acrolect. See also dialect, idiolect, lect. Compare acrolect, mesolect. [From Greek basis bottom + legein to speak] Baskerville effect n.
by Philip D. Morehead
pig or dog Latin, pidgin English, bêche-de-mer, creole, acrolect, basilect; Esperanto, Ito, ...
by Random House
suspect, transect, trisect; acrolect, architect, basilect, birth defect, circumspect, deselect, dialect, disaffect, disconnect, disinfect, disrespect, found object, genuflect, imperfect, incorrect, indirect, intellect, interject, intersect, introject, introspect, ...
by Jonathon Green
acrolect n [Literary criticism] the most prestigious dialect used in a given language.
by Kirsten Malmkjaer
continue almost without change, as appears to be the case for Haitian Creole; become extinct; evolve further into a normal language; gradually merge with its acrolect through ...
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