- The definition of a speech community is a group of people who speak the same language and share the same words and grammar rules.
An example of a speech community is the group of English language speakers throughout the World.
all the people speaking a particular language or dialect, whether in a single geographical area or dispersed throughout various regions
A group of speakers, whether located in one area or scattered, who recognize the same language or dialect of a language as a standard.
(plural speech communities)
- (linguistics) A group of people sharing a language, or a particular way of using that language
Probable calque of the German Sprachgemeinschaft.