descriptive grammar

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Noun1.descriptive grammar - a grammar that is produced by descriptive linguistics
linguistics - the scientific study of language
grammar - the branch of linguistics that deals with syntax and morphology (and sometimes also deals with semantics)
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First place: Linda Konnerth on "A Descriptive Grammar of Karbi"
The most notable of the competing guides was a descriptive grammar by theologian and chemist Joseph Priestley (17331804).
They cover the historical and descriptive grammar of Persian, Middle Persian, non-standard New Persian, literary New Persian, and dialectology.
Wolane: Descriptive Grammar of an East Gurage Language (Ethiosemitic).
This thesis is a descriptive grammar based on thirty-one texts of Kadorih, a dialect of Ot Danum which is an Austronesian language spoken in the upper reaches of Kahayan River in Central Kalimantan, Indonesia.
They explore the interpersonal/ representational and semantic/pragmatic distinctions from various perspectives, focusing on different areas of descriptive grammar.
Important innovations in applied linguistics which describe authentic language use and form-function mapping include descriptive grammar, pragmatics, and discourse analysis.
Wiedemann claimed in the preface of his Estonian grammar that his aim was to compile a descriptive grammar that described the language as it was actually used at his time (Wiedemann 1875 : I).
Baxter recognizes the same failure in modem interpreters of the Cratylus who criticize Socrates' etymological theory from a standpoint of modem descriptive grammar.
Indeed, the concerns addressed in this chapter will sound familiar to anyone who taught descriptive grammar of complementation constructions in English and struggled to maintain the coherence of the general argument.
Twenty-two international academics contribute 19 chapters exploring the complexity of the task of writing a descriptive grammar and the diversity of skills required of the grammar writer.
At risk to descriptive grammar is ambiguity, to prescriptive grammar pedantry.

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