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the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life

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This also addresses the objection that commonsense public languages "supervene" on collections of biopsychological idiolects in a way that somehow gives rise to unique logical properties.
This is relative to idiolects considered synchronically rather than diachronically.
This set of idiosyncratic linguistic features has been called idiolect which Coulthard (2006) defines as quoted below:
Clearly, amid the elaborate dance of idiolects in Lawrence's novel, some are more equal than others.
If you were incautious you might think it the author's sentiment, but the connoisseur of Austen's idiolects will know that it is not so.
Stylistics in translation: Differences between character idiolects in original and translated plays.
One of the features of Tughlaq's idiolect is that it is marked by literary tropes--figurative language, metaphors, alliterations, rhyme and rhythm.
4) For that reason the results of the 2006 analysis are in some places more reliant on idiolects.
Spicer's essay "Reggatta de Blanc" aims to confront stylistic eclecticism in the music of The Police, and, indeed, to serve as a model for analyzing the stylistic idiolects of similarly eclectic artists.
whenever the very expectation of conclusive evaluation is undercut by local assonances with one of the portrayed characters' idiolects.
Conversation succumbs to monologue: Everyone rants, or issues stinging declarations--diverse idiolects remixed into philosophical investigations.
by creating transitional idiolects with specific rules and patterns that are later given up.
Dialogue needs to be reproduced in the local flavor with the creation of unique idiolects.
He thus insists on the socially typifying nature of language, and believes that the novel best represents this plurality of socioideological idiolects.
Indices of psychological salience include, among others, (1) a tendency to occur at the beginning of elicited lists of color terms, (2) stability of reference across informants and across occasions of use, and (3) occurrence in the idiolects of all informants.