interlanguage
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ɪnˈtɜɹˈlæŋɡwɪd͡ʒ/
Noun

interlanguage (plural interlanguages)

  1. A language generated by a student of an additional language that incorporates aspects of their native language and the target language.
    Trasyanka and Surzhyk are interlanguages: a Belarusian–Russian and a Ukrainian-Russian mixed language.
  2. A lingua franca, a common language used by speakers of different languages.
    Synonyms: koine, lingua franca
    Latin used to be the European interlanguage. Currently English widely serves this purpose.
  3. A pidgin or creole.
Translations
  • French: interlangue
  • German: Interimssprache
  • Russian: интер-язы́к



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