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(psychiatry) an attempt to overcome a real or imagined defect or unwanted trait by overly exaggerating its opposite

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See also the earlier comments on the use of deliberate hypercorrection by Stevens.
This example shows that pseudo-archaic forms starting off as initial hypercorrections or errors may even replace older historically correct ones, which justifies a closer look at similar processes.
The young woman's linguistic artifact will be marked, according to Bourdieu, by autocensure and hypercorrection (i.
Conversely, they make an excessive and conscious effort to avoid using the Historical Present (HP) in order to match the tense, which can be interpreted as a sign of hypercorrection of the linguistic specific features in the L2.
Although foreign body granuloma formation and the appearance papules and nodules due to hypercorrection have been reported, injection of PMMA is still considered a safe and minimally invasive procedure.
Sherman, using what linguist William Labov calls "the mechanism of imitation and hypercorrection," was seeking to un-new york us.
In a hypercorrection of "Tod [being] very down on pimps," Soul finds them "outstanding individuals, who, moreover, lend such color to the city scene.
Philippe Martinon (1913) is uncompromising and goes as far as harshly criticizing the practice of the revered Comedie-Francaise: "But the actors especially overexert strangely [liaisons], either because of hypercorrection, or to make themselves better understood, and that at the Comedie-Francaise as well as other places, more than other places, alas
He suggests that this is perhaps a hypercorrection conditioned by a loss of h- in initial position.
They illustrate it via the nice example of h-dropping in items such as it for hit and vice versa of h-insertion, as in hain't instead of ain't: it's the phenomenon of hypercorrection (though they do not use this term) that has been discussed from a more theoretical standpoint in the Handbook, also in the papers by Hale, Janda ("'hypercorrection' exaggerates the undoing of conditioned allophonic effects" p.
The glossary does record <d> for the dental fricative but <d> for /d/ does not tend to occur unless the dental consonant appears next to /l/; (33) accordingly, <d> for <d> in <haeden> would have to be interpreted as an example of the fact that the two spellings could occasionally be interchangeable or, possibly, as a case of hypercorrection.
This is a constant theme of the book and underscored by the teacher's hypercorrection in his articulation of the uvular "r.
From this study, Labov (1973b) was able to summarize the intersection between social and linguistic structure as follows: (1) he contrasted the language differences between islanders, representing contrast between two standard dialects (2) features were viewed as exaggerated signs of "social" identity (3) under increased selection pressure caused by hypercorrection lead to a generalization of the features (4) new group norms are established as the process levels off and (5) new norms are adopted by succeeding groups for whom the original group now becomes the reference group.
Haeri argues that this is a result of hypercorrection.