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stigmatize
used in Do You Speak American?

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Definition
treat as a particular type that is considered bad — often unfairly
  • Women are quicker than men to adopt "prestige forms" of language, but also quicker to adopt symbols of nonconformism, new or "stigmatized forms" that can acquire a kind of "covert prestige."
    two — Changing Dialects: Dingbatters Versus Hoi-Toiders (58% in)
  • But for individuals who feel that the way they speak somehow stigmatizes them and restricts their opportunities, they're clearly going to want to change.
    eight — Teaching Computers to Speak American (88% in)

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