Definition of Speech community

1. Noun. People sharing a given language or dialect.

Generic synonyms: Community

Definition of Speech community

1. Noun. (linguistics) A group of people sharing a language, or a particular way of using that language ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Speech Community

speech-read
speech acoustics
speech act
speech acts
speech articulation tests
speech audiogram
speech audiometer
speech audiometry
speech balloon
speech balloons
speech bubble
speech bubbles
speech bulb
speech centres
speech communication
speech community (current term)
speech day
speech defect
speech discrimination tests
speech disfluencies
speech disfluency
speech disorder
speech disorders
speech impediment
speech intelligibility
speech organ
speech pathologist
speech pathology
speech pattern
speech perception

Literary usage of Speech community

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1. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"Linguistic change begins when the generalization of a particular alternation in a given subgroup of the speech community assumes direction and takes on the ..."

2. From Latin to Spanish by Paul M. Lloyd (1987)
"Linguistic change begins when the generalization of a particular alternation in a given subgroup of the speech community assumes direction and takes on the ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1912)
"On the other hand a child of any race and any human physiological structure, if brought up from infancy in an alien speech community will acquire accurately ..."

4. The Authority of Law in Language by George Philip Krapp (1908)
"From the vast number of possible sounds and combinations of sounds some certain few are selected by a speech community for its purposes of speech ..."

5. An Introduction to the Study of Language by Leonard Bloomfield (1914)
"The answer to the question must come, if it be given at all, from the consensus of the speech-community, which may or may not in turn call upon a scientific ..."

6. Congress of Arts and Science: Universal Exposition, St. Louis, 1904 by Howard Jason Rogers (1906)
"... by the rest of the speech-community. Having been originated elsewhere, the change is afterwards accepted and — mostly unconsciously — imitated. ..."

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