in·​ter·​language | \ ˈintə(r)+ˌ- \

Definition of interlanguage

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

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First Known Use of interlanguage

1927, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for interlanguage

inter- + language

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“Interlanguage.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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