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  • n. A variety of speech that is midway between the acrolect and the basilect.

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From meso- +‎ lect.

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  • (Later also more widely: an intermediate variety in any speech continuum.)

    September 3, 2008

  • Any variety of language in a creole continuum that is intermediate between the basilect and the acrolect.

    January 10, 2008