American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The speech of an individual, considered as a linguistic pattern unique among speakers of his or her language or dialect.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Linguistics) the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life.
- n. the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life
- Blend of idiom and dialect (Wiktionary)
- idio- + (dia)lect. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Experts have tried putting a figure on it, and there have been various groupings going from six to 16, but you can carry on sub-dividing that down until you get to what serious students of this subject refer to as the idiolect.”
“idiolect" -- the vehicle of thought unique to each person, the basic layer.”
“The notion of 'idiolect' therefore, must be as preoccupied with derivation and idiosynchratic patterns of influence as it is with individuality.”
“When I was talking about sentential hopefully, I said that hopefully meaning “in a hopeful manner” had pretty much fallen out of my idiolect.”
“And @idiolect - anxiety can definitely be a clinical problem but as I read it here, I think there is a correlation to weight.”
“May 9, 2009 4: 08 PM asseenontv replied to idiolect”
“May 9, 2009 3: 40 PM idiolect replied to asseenontv”
“May 9, 2009 12: 11 PM dormouse replied to idiolect”
“May 9, 2009 1: 10 PM asseenontv replied to idiolect”
“In my idiolect, “despite” and “in spite of” are always interchangeable when the intent is to indicate that what follows is in seeming contradiction to what might be expected.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘idiolect’.
Words chosen as favorites for the Twitter hashtag #faveword.
Classes of words and types of word formation
Words taught in an undergraduate linguistics class
Basically this is a "words about words" list with a focus on neologism generation in all its various forms.
distinct; private; personal
Lexicon I likez... in no order whatsoever.
A mixture of words that I like or have commented on, along with ones parked here so they'd be listed somewhere or remind me of lists I want to make.
words I find interesting or that stuck in my head or that I want to revisit at some point
short, sweet, and fascinating
Looking for tweets for idiolect.