Contact language (i.e. language in contact)

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The term contact language is often used informally to refer to a language with which another language has been in contact.

Example

Linguists often say things such as "English has borrowed many words, but almost no syntactic features from its major contact languages Latin, Old Norse, and Norman French".

Polysemy

Contact language also has a more specific meaning, see contact language (created by contact).
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