nativization
Noun

nativization (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) The process whereby a language acquires native speakers.
  2. (linguistics) The process whereby a language in a new region acquires localised features, as by contact with pre-existing languages of the region, or in response to the local environment.
  3. (linguistics, phonology) The process whereby a loan word’s pronunciation is adapted to the sound system of the borrowing language.



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