Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Mon Jan 31 14:28:29 UTC 2000

not to mention "prevert"


>Oh, yes.  I've heard in words like "preformance" and "preform," and also in
>the word "southren" for southern.  I don't hear it as much as I used to do.
>I have no idea of the cause, but I remember thinking at one time it might be
>a form of hypercorrectivism perhaps caused by misreading.  Maybe it's all a
>phenonmenon traced back to dyslexia.  But I doubt it.  (Very much.)
>> From: "Prof. Roly Sussex" <sussex at LINGUA.ARTS.UQ.EDU.AU>
>> Reply-To: American Dialect Society <ADS-L at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU>
>> Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 12:03:16 +1000
>> Subject: performance/preformance
>> Is this known in American English, and does anyone have an explanation
>>for why
>> it might arise?

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