The Case of the Pseudo-hypercorrection

J. Doomen*

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This paper discusses a phenomenon I qualify as a pseudo-hypercorrection. A pseudo-hypercorrection has the same basis as a hypercorrection, but the important characteristic of a pseudo-hypercorrection that distinguishes it from a hypercorrection is that the expression is grammatically correct. As a case example I have used a phenomenon in Dutch, from the consideration that it occurs frequently, so that it cannot summarily be dismissed as a chance event.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)69-71
Number of pages3
JournalInsights into Language, Culture and Communication
Issue number1
Early online date10 Apr 2023
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2023


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