Dispreferred: vowels

October 26, 2006

I am really bad at vowels and obsessed with the word “dispreferred.”


2 Responses to “Dispreferred: vowels”

  1. mari Says:


    i’m finishing an essay in sociolinguistic and got stuck
    on the word ‘preferred’ and its possible counterpart ‘dispreferred’. I’m writing about attitudes and UK accents and just need a suitable header for the section on less preferred accents. I see my supervisor has used ‘dispreferred’, however i can’t find it in any dictionaries..

  2. marginaling Says:

    I’d consider it a term of art.

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