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Basilect

The variety of speech that is most remote from the prestige variety, especially in an area where a creole is spoken.

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Continuum*
with one end labelled the 'acrolect' and the other labelled the 'basilect' while the whole intermediate zone is called the 'mesolect'.
Distinctly Mesolectal Properties in Malay / Indonesian Dialects
The Roles of Singapore Standard English and Singlish
while basilect is regarded as Singlish (Platt, 1975, pp. 363-374; Platt & Weber, 1980, pp. 107-116).
Jamaican Creole \(JamC, known to its speakers as 'Patwa'\) is a
the description below is synchronic and does not privilege the basilect.
Initially, work on the creole continuum (DeCamp 1971, Bickerton

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Linguist: It's okay to speak Manglish
At one end, there is Acrolect and at the other Basilect, with Mesolect somewhere in between. This might be seen as a continuum from “slightly Malaysian” to “very Malaysian”. I prefer to see each as distinct, with its respective role.

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Post-creole continuum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
basilect - definition of basilect by the Free Online Dictionary
The variety of speech that is most remote from the prestige variety, especially in an area where a creole is spoken.
basilect - Wiktionary
basilect. Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Jump to: navigation, search Wikipedia basilect (plural basilects).
basilect - alphaDictionary * Free English On-line Dictionary
Notes: The politically and economically weakest dialect becomes the basilect, and often vanishes beneath the pressures of the acrolect.
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