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English citations of matrilect

  • 1971, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Working Papers in Linguistics III, parts 3–4, page 20:
    However, as a satellect moves closer to its matrilect, it would seem as though the reverse process should take place: the rules should become more restrictive, less simple. The speakers would at first over-generalize; they would have rules which would permit utterances which were outside the limits of acceptability in the matrilect. Such rules would have to be restricted as the satellect approached its matrilect.