"Mispronouncing" names

Dennis R. Preston preston at PILOT.MSU.EDU
Tue Dec 10 13:00:32 UTC 2002


A little cross-dialectal hypercorrection (which makes it something
else of course) among friends is OK.


Sorry, [dInIs], I mistyped your name in my own pronunciation in stead
of yours.  There we go again on "mispronouncing" names.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Millie Webb" <millie-webb at CHARTER.NET>
Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 1:44 PM
Subject: Re: Teaching With a Kentucky Accent

  Then again, the classmates I spoke of were in Education
>  (sorry, I think I said English), and Michiganders tended to be quite
>  snobbish when it came to having a corner on the "correctness" market.  As
>  dEnIs has pointed out before.

Dennis R. Preston
Professor of Linguistics
Department of Linguistics and Languages
740 Wells Hall A
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1027 USA
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