Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 09:56:50 +0000

From: David Bergdahl bergdahl[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]OAK.CATS.OHIOU.EDU

Subject: outcasted

In a newsgroup for my American English class for MA-candidates, one

student wrote "If you speak like a white person, you are

outcasted. If you succeed academically, you are outcasted." Has anyone

met this reverbalizing of a deverbalized adjective before [to coin a

term]? is the process common?



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