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in·ter·lan·guage

 (ĭn′tər-lăng′gwĭj)
n.
1. The type of language produced by nonnative speakers when learning another language.
2. A lingua franca.
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Noun1.interlanguage - a common language used by speakers of different languages; "Koine is a dialect of ancient Greek that was the lingua franca of the empire of Alexander the Great and was widely spoken throughout the eastern Mediterranean area in Roman times"
language, linguistic communication - a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols; "he taught foreign languages"; "the language introduced is standard throughout the text"; "the speed with which a program can be executed depends on the language in which it is written"
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Although these interlanguages deviate from the target language, they have sets of rules that are internally consistent.
Polyglossia, too, is of course not exclusive to Asia, and comparison between multilingualism in Asian societies and in Europe (at various times) and links (or not) between language and prestige would be instructive; for instance, shifts in dominant interlanguages (such as English and French in Europe compared to Arabic and Malay in Asia).
A sentence such as *I'm wanting a can of Irn Bru, which has been analysed as ungrammatical in terms of Standard English, might in fact be inherently more acceptable in the varieties of English being spoken by the subjects of the present study possibly because of historical Gaelic influence, or a process of L2 to LI influence in the interlanguages of the bilingual children.
On a positive note he points out that Interlanguages are "permeable'.
Failure to specify features that distinguish interlanguages from other natural languages
One of the main theoretical resources that functions as an explanatory factor for L2 phonological acquisition of interlanguages is that of typological universals.
An advantage of Oshita's unaccusative trap hypothesis is that it appears to explain a variety of seemingly unrelated interlanguage phenomena attested in different interlanguage grammars since he addressed the problems found in English and extended his account to other interlanguages (Japanese and Chinese).
Research shows that tasks ofthis kind not only foster metatalk, which enables learners to notice gaps in their interlanguages and test hypotheses, but also that conscious reflection on language use may be a source of learning (Swain 1998).
New subjects generate interlanguages and hybrid knowledge communities.
On the other hand, Ramirez and Stromquist (1979) found a positive correlation between the correction of grammatical errors and general gains in linguistic proficiency, but this study did not investigate the relationship between the correction of specific errors and the subsequent elimination of these errors in the learners' interlanguages.
KASPER, (1983): Strategies in interlanguage comunication.
A closer look at some interlanguage terminology: A framework for communication strategies".