Definition of adstrate in English:



  • See adstratum

    • ‘Even in those languages that are not contact-based special contact varieties can be observed through the influence of an adstrate or a substrate language.’
    • ‘A possible influence of the substrate and adstrate Finno-Ugric languages formerly spoken in the area has been suggested by Western scholars, but in Russian dialectology it seems to be excluded a priori, except in a few studies.’
    • ‘This provides a rationale for a hypothesis respecting adstrate development in the area.’