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A language or form of language having features of two others, typically a pidgin or a version produced by a foreign learner.
- ‘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.’
- ‘The co-authors of this paper considered that EFL students' errors represented a developmental process in which a specific interlanguage (set of characteristic linguistic patterns) would merge.’
- ‘Immigrant varieties have developed, such as Toronto's Italese, an interlanguage resulting from three generations of contact between Italian and English.’
- ‘Tutuola writes in an interlanguage (as teachers of second languages call it) of Yoruba and English.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.