Definition of interlanguage in English:


Line breaks: inter|lan¦guage
Pronunciation: /ˈɪntəlaŋgwɪdʒ


  • A language or form of language having features of two others, typically a pidgin or a version produced by a foreign learner: the interlanguage of Dutch learners of French
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    • The usual source of crosslinguistic influence in the interlanguage of a person learning a first foreign language is quite obviously his/her L1.
    • This article seeks to establish connections between two different language contact phenomena, interlanguage and codeswitching.
    • Immigrant varieties have developed, such as Toronto's Italese, an interlanguage resulting from three generations of contact between Italian and English.

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