prescriptive linguistics

Definitions of prescriptive linguistics
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n an account of how a language should be used instead of how it is actually used; a prescription for the `correct' phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics

Antonyms:
descriptive linguistics
a description (at a given point in time) of a language with respect to its phonology and morphology and syntax and semantics without value judgments
Type of:
linguistics
the scientific study of language

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