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  acrolect - The Wordbook Encyclopedia
In some ways, an acrolect is a spoken version of a literary language; acrolects frequently differ from ordinary spoken language by their vocabulary and syntax.
Acrolects are used on ritual occasions and performances, and at important, formal political gatherings such as inaugurations and prepared speeches before courts or legislatures.
Acrolects are also found in religious ritual; when read aloud in English, the language of the King James Bible and the Book of Common Prayer are perhaps the most conspicuous peaks in the continuum from acrolect to basilect.
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  acrolect - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
An acrolect is a register of a spoken language that is considered formal and high-style.
In the early 1970s Derek Bickerton proposed the words acrolect, mesolect, and basilect to refer to the...
Acrolect definition, words related to acrolect, proper usage and pronunciation of the word acrolect...
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 Definition of acrolect - Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
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 What is the acrolect and basilect in your country? | Antimoon Forum
Various linguistics textbooks define 'acrolect' as the variety of a language with the most prestige and 'basilect' as the variety of a language which is the most stigmatised.
In all of the European countries the "acrolect" seems to be whatever is spoken in the capital city.
The acrolect is mostly the dialect of Budapest.
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