Hypercorrection is an ungrammatical form based on the mistaken application of a rule of grammar in the belief that the resulting form is better than the standard form. It is common in speech and is used by people who try to elevate their language into an idealized norm (Blau 1970).
1. Hypercorrections in Modern Hebrew
Below are five examples from Modern Hebrew.
1. The normative pronunciation of the conjunction ו ve ‘and’ in Modern Hebrew follows the biblical rule according to which -וְ…