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standard language (plural standard languages)

  1. (sociolinguistics) A particular variety of a language that is regarded as the most "correct", widely accepted, or neutral form of the language; used by a population for public and formal purposes.[1]
  2. (sociolinguistics) A variety of a language standardized and promoted by some authority.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Finegan, Edward (2007) Language: Its Structure and Use[1], Boston: Cengage Learning, →ISBN, pages 14