basilect /ˈbasɪlɛkt, ˈbeɪsɪlɛkt/

b

I. noun


[Linguistics] a less prestigious dialect or variety of a particular language.

Often contrasted with acrolect.
II. derivatives

basilectal /basɪˈlɛkt(ə)l, beɪsɪˈlɛkt(ə)l /
adjective


– origin 1960s: from basis + -lect as in dialect.

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