Rudolph C Troike rtroike at U.ARIZONA.EDU
Tue May 29 20:14:34 UTC 2001

A couple of examples of hypercorrection:

        Spelling "walden" for "warden" (British)

        Pronouncing /@dh at n/ (voiced <th>) for "oven" (Texas African Amer.)

        Probably the socio-psychological factors that lead to spelling
pronunciations are the same at base as those that drive hypercorrections.


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