Definitions

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  • n. the creation of a non-standard form by mimicking the standard dialect.

Etymologies

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hyper- + urbanism

Examples

  • I am told by one of my linguist friends that this might be called "hyperurbanism," but I'm not sure that it isn't simply linguistic ethnocentricity, or perhaps even a form of xenophobia.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 4

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