Definition of speech community in English:

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speech community

noun

A group of people sharing a common language or dialect.
Example sentences
  • Copying can be exact: members of a speech community can share identical phonological representations.
  • We can all be categorised into a speech community by way of language, professional idiolect, local or acquired dialect, accent or habitual usage.
  • Research on language acquisition tells us that all normal children acquire the language of their speech community effortlessly and flawlessly.

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Syllabification: speech com·mu·ni·ty

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