Hypercorrection



[hahy-per-kuh-rek-shuh n] /ˌhaɪ pər kəˈrɛk ʃən/

noun, Linguistics.
1.
the substitution, in an inappropriate context, of a pronunciation, grammatical form, or usage thought by the speaker or writer to be appropriate, resulting usually from overgeneralizing in an effort to replace seemingly incorrect forms with correct ones, as the substitution of between you and I for between you and me, by analogy with you and I as the subject of a sentence.
2.
the form so substituted.
/ˌhaɪpəkəˈrɛkʃən/
noun
1.
a mistaken correction to text or speech made through a desire to avoid nonstandard pronunciation or grammar: “between you and I” is a hypercorrection of “between you and me”

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Hypercortisolism

    hypercortisolism hy·per·cor·ti·sol·ism (hī’pər-kôr’tĭ-sôl-ĭz’əm, -zôl-) n. See hyperadrenocorticalism.

  • Hypercritic

    [hahy-per-krit-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. a person who is excessively or captiously critical.



  • Hypercritical

    [hahy-per-krit-i-kuh l] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪ kəl/ adjective 1. excessively or meticulously ; overcritical. /ˌhaɪpəˈkrɪtɪkəl/ adjective 1. excessively or severely critical; carping; captious adj. c.1600, from hyper- + critical.

  • Hypercritics

    [hahy-per-krit-ik] /ˌhaɪ pərˈkrɪt ɪk/ noun 1. a person who is excessively or captiously critical.



Disclaimer: Hypercorrection definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.