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- depending on a speaker's status. William Stewart, in 1965, proposed the terms acrolect, the highest or most prestigious variety on the continuum, and basilect...
- in every position. Black mesolect realises it [i], whereas in the Black acrolect, the quality varies between [ɪ] and [i]. /iː/ (the FLEECE vowel) It is...
- an early age. It can be spoken as a pidgin, a creole, or a decreolised acrolect by different speakers, who may switch between these forms depending on...
- cl****es of cities, or as used in literature and formal settings (the 'acrolect'). The term patois comes from Old French, patois "local or regional dialect"...
- each other. Additional terms including diatype, genre, text types, style, acrolect, mesolect, basilect, sociolect and ethnolect among many others, may be...
- English spoken by most Black South Africans: a high-end, prestigious "acrolect" and a more middle-ranging, mainstream "mesolect". The "basilect" variety...
- forms serving as "basilect" and the more RP-like forms serving as the "acrolect", the most formal register. Most Caribbean varieties are based on British...
- (Singlish). The language consists of three sociolects; Acrolect, Mesolect, and Basilect. Both Acrolect and Mesolect are regarded as Standard Singapore English...
- continuum): the variety of the language closest to the lexifier language (the acrolect) cannot be distinguished systematically from intermediate varieties (collectively...
- Malaysian English may be categorized into three levels: the acrolect, mesolect and basilect. The acrolect is used by those with near-native level of proficiency...
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