In linguistics, a chronolect or temporal dialect is a specific speech variety whose characteristics are in particular determined by time-related factors. As such, it can be contrasted with a sociolect, an ethnolect or a geolect.[1] In historical linguistics, a chronolect is set more or less equal to a specific language stage.[2] Many chronolects are extinct or endangered.

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  1. Young, Lynne; Harrison, Claire (22 April 2004). Systemic Functional Linguistics and Critical Discourse Analysis: Studies in Social Change. Continuum. p. 36. ISBN 978-1-84714-220-7. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
  2. Københavns universitet. Institut for almen og anvendt sprogvidenskab; Lieth, Lars von der (1 December 1996). Copenhagen Working Papers in Linguistics. Museum Tusculanum Press. p. 108. ISBN 978-87-7289-385-3. Retrieved 29 July 2013.
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