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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The variety of speech that is closest to a standard prestige language, especially in an area in which a creole is spoken. For example, Standard Jamaican English is the acrolect where Jamaican Creole is spoken.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The variety of speech that is considered the standard form.

Etymologies

acro- + (dia)lect.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From acro- +‎ lect. (Wiktionary)

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  • The variety of speech that is closest to a standard prestige language, especially in an area in which a creole is spoken. For example, Standard Jamaican English is the acrolect where Jamaican Creole is spoken.

    January 10, 2008