interlanguage

noun

in·​ter·​language
ˈintə(r)+ˌ-
1
: language or a language for international communication
2
: a language produced by a learner of a second language that often has grammatical features not found in either the learner's native language or the language being acquired

Word History

Etymology

inter- + language

First Known Use

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of interlanguage was in 1927

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“Interlanguage.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interlanguage. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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