ALL meanings of acrolect

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  • noun acrolect the most standard form of language 3
  • noun acrolect The most prestigious dialect or variety of a particular language (used especially in the study of Creoles). 1
  • noun acrolect 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. 1
  • noun acrolect (linguistics) The variety of speech that is considered most suitable for formal occasions (typically using only standard forms); opposed to mesolect and basilect. 0
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