on hypercorrection

Arnold M. Zwicky zwicky at CSLI.STANFORD.EDU
Tue Feb 8 04:08:47 UTC 2005

On Feb 7, 2005, at 11:01 AM, Beverly Flanigan wrote:

> One more bit of hypercorrection, this time eliminating the dreaded
> linking
> /r/ in New England:
>> [From a former student:]  Seen when shopping on ebay for a mirror to
>> put
>> in my newly remodeled bathroom. Here is the description:
>> This auction is for a beautiful country-style, white vanity mirror
>> with
>> two storage draws. ..

so this isn't hypercorrection, but just representation of the writer's
variety.  (in your examples, the /r/ isn't word-final, much less

still, a nice example.


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