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basilectal (not comparable)
- (linguistics) of, or relating to a basilect
2014, Kathryn Batchelor, Decolonizing Translation, ISBN 1317641132:
- While the use of basilectal French in colonial novels serves principally to depict the linguistic realities of interaction between colonial rulers and their subjects during the colonial era, the inclusion of basilectal French in novels set in the post-independence era generally functions to provide information on the social or educational status of a character.