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ERIC Number: EJ453043
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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ISSN: ISSN-0271-5309
Hypocorrection: Mistakes in Production of Vernacular African American English as a Second Dialect.
Baugh, John
Language and Communication, v12 n3-4 p317-26 Jul-Oct 1992
An idealized model of mutual second dialect acquisition in a bidialectal speech community is presented, placed in historical context, and used to illustrate the inherent social nature of hypercorrection and hypocorrection. The controversy surrounding hypercorrection for Black English is reviewed, and hypocorrection is shown to reinforce observations regarding linguistic innovation among African Americans. (32 references) (LB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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