speech community


noun Linguistics.

the aggregate of all the people who use a given language or dialect.
a group of people geographically distributed so that there is no break in intelligibility from place to place.

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Origin of speech community

First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for speech community

speech community

noun

a community consisting of all the speakers of a particular language or dialect
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