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Adstratal Language

  • Definition: One of two or more languages in contact that mutually influence one another, owing to relatively equal degrees of power and prestige associated with the groups of speakers. Also known as an adstratum language.

    Source: Language Files, eleventh edition, edited by Vedrana Mihalicek and Christin Wilson

  • Example: Adstratal languages are known to be in an adstratal relationship.

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