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2. Discuss in your own words the phenomenon of hypercorrection and why it might be important in a discussion of the sociolinguistics of language. Linguistic hypercorrection occurs when a real or imagined grammatical rule is applied in an inappropriate context, so that an attempt to be correct leads to an incorrect result. Studies in sociolinguistics and applied linguistics have noted the over application of rules of phonology, syntax or morphology may stem from different rules in varieties of the same language or second language learning. Women also have a tendency to hypercorrect more than men, especially in the lower middle class. Women of each social group use more standard variants often than men of equal status. This kind of information can be used to forge explanations as to why women use more prestige frorms and are more concerned with politeness than men. Hypercorrection is important from the aspect of sociolinguistic implications with how speech can carry conations of masculinity. 3. Study the following passage:
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Hello. My name is Harry. I’ve been living here in England for three and a half years. My mother and father were born in Glen Burnie—that’s a little hamlet somewhere in a place they call Marie-Land or something. They lived there until they were about 20 or so, then they moved here because people there talk funny; call everybody “Hon’” or some such nonsense. But on the whole people were fairly friendly, I guess. Funny how they got to know one another. One time, my father, a freaking alcoholic, came into a bar and said he was thirsty. He went over to the woman tending bar and asked for a bottle. She asked him “A bottle of what?” He said, “Why, whisky! What were you thinking, you insipid goat, water? Hand it here!”. She gave it to him, alright, right upside his bloody stinking head. And that’s how Mother and Father met. Charming is it not? Discuss the differences in how the passage would be pronounced (including quoted speech) a) if Harry were an Upper- Crust Londoner b) if Harry were a Cockney . a) Hello. My name is Harry. I’ve been living here in England for three and a half years. My mother and father were born in Glen Burnie. Glen Burnie’s a little hamlet somewhere in Maryland. They lived there until they were both 20. Later, they moved here because people there talk quite strangely; referring to one another as “Hon’” or other nonsense terms. But on the whole people were pretty friendly, I guess. Funny how cordial they are with one another. One time, my father, whom was very much an alchoholic, barges into a bar stating he was thirsty. He went over to the woman at the bar and asked for a bottle. She asked him “A bottle of what?” He said, “Why, whisky! What exactly were you thinking, you insipid goat, water?
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