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Definition of "interlanguage" [interlanguage]

  • The type of language produced by nonnative speakers in the process of learning a second language or foreign language. (noun)
  • A lingua franca. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "interlanguage" in a sentence
  • "What I like about the idea of interlanguage is that it suggests there is a state where there is no “incorrect” language, more like opportunities for development."
  • "“What I like about the idea of interlanguage is that it suggests there is a state where there is no “incorrect” language, more like opportunities for development.”"
  • "The reason that I like to learn languages is so that I can talk to people in their language and maybe have a chance of understanding something that they could't have told me in an "interlanguage"."