idiolect idiolect n. (Linguistics) the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life. [WordNet 1.5]

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  • idiolect — IDIOLÉCT, idiolecte, s.n. (lingv.) Ansamblu al particularităţilor verbale ale unui vorbitor. [pr.: di o ] – Din engl. idiolect. Trimis de gall, 02.06.2008. Sursa: DEX 98  idioléct s. n. (sil. di o ), pl. idiolécte Trimis de siveco, 10.08.2004.… …   Dicționar Român

  • idiolect — (n.) 1948, from IDIO (Cf. idio ) + second element abstracted from DIALECT (Cf. dialect) …   Etymology dictionary

  • idiolect — [id′ē ə lekt΄] n. [ IDIO + (DIA)LECT] Linguis. the dialect of an individual …   English World dictionary

  • Idiolect — An idiolect is a variety of a language unique to an individual. It is manifested by patterns of word selection, vocabulary and word lexicon, grammar, or words, phrases, idioms, or pronunciations that are unique to that individual. Every… …   Wikipedia

  • idiolect — UK [ˈɪdɪəlekt] / US [ˈɪdɪəˌlekt] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms idiolect : singular idiolect plural idiolects linguistics one person s individual way of speaking or writing a language …   English dictionary

  • idiolect — noun Etymology: idio + lect (as in dialect) Date: 1948 the language or speech pattern of one individual at a particular period of life • idiolectal adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • idiolect — /id ee euh lekt /, n. Ling. a person s individual speech pattern. Cf. dialect (def. 1). [1945 50; IDIO + lect, as in DIALECT] * * * …   Universalium

  • idiolect — noun /ˈɪdɪəʊ̆lɛkt/ The language variant used by a specific individual. See Also: dialect, ecolect, ethnolect, sociolect …   Wiktionary

  • idiolect — See lect …   Philosophy dictionary

  • idiolect — id|i|o|lect [ˈıdiəlekt] n [U and C] technical [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: idio own, personal (from Greek, from idios; IDIOT) + lect (as in dialect)] the way in which a particular person uses language →↑dialect …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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