Definition of speech community noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


speech community

BrE BrE//ˈspiːtʃ kəmjuːnəti//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈspiːtʃ kəmjuːnəti//
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all the people who speak a particular language or variety of a language the Kodava speech community in India speech communities such as high school students or hip hop fans feminine and masculine speech communities
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: speech community