exonorm (plural exonorms)
- (linguistics) A standard language forged by non-native speakers.
1984, George Bertram Milner, David George Arms, & Paul A. Geraghty, Duivosavosa: Fiji's languages, their use and their future, page 59:
- And for Fijian - to maintain the 0ld High Fijian exonorm, which has been the variety most frequently seen in print and uttered by officialdom, or to build on the indigenous Standard Fijian.
1989, David L. Gold, Jewish Linguistic Studies, page 72:
- If native or primary anglophones living in Israel travel to an English-speaking country or if they are talking or writing to anglophones unfamiliar with English as used here, they must revert to an exonorm, something which is not always easy.
1997, Mary Esther Kropp Dakubu, English in Ghana, page 32:
- The advantage in being able to do this lies in the creation and maintenance of an endonorm rather than blindly insisting on an exonorm.