prescriptivism


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pre·scrip·tiv·ism

 (prĭ-skrĭp′tə-vĭz′əm)
n.
The support or promotion of prescriptive grammar.

pre·scrip′tiv·ist adj. & n.

prescriptivism

(prɪˈskrɪptɪˌvɪzəm)
n
(Philosophy) ethics the theory that moral utterances have no truth value but prescribe attitudes to others and express the conviction of the speaker. Compare descriptivism, emotivism

prescriptivism

purism.
See also: Language
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.prescriptivism - (ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
moral philosophy, ethics - the philosophical study of moral values and rules
2.prescriptivism - (linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics
doctrine, ism, philosophical system, philosophy, school of thought - a belief (or system of beliefs) accepted as authoritative by some group or school
linguistics - the scientific study of language
Translations

prescriptivism

[prɪˈskrɪptɪˌvɪzəm] Nprescriptivismo m

prescriptivism

nPräskriptivismus m
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The crisis in comparative literature, in her opinion, "derived from excessive prescriptivism combined with distinctive culturally specific methodologies that could not be universally applicable or relevant" (7).
If what is nowadays considered a seminal work in grammatical prescriptivism was not considered suitable for children, we can interpret that the author of A Short English Grammar wanted to design a more finely-tuned English grammar for children:
According to common-sense prescriptivism, the standard variants of natural languages that are spoken by elites and taught in universities are the factually correct variants of these languages.
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Frege-Geach worries about embedding and composition have plagued metaethical theories like emotivism, prescriptivism, and expressivism.
Mott's consists of little more than a collection of examples, dressed with a splash of prescriptivism.
While Lionel Smith's account is especially prominent, there are other possibilities for prescriptivism.
it is indeed possible to use genres for teaching purposes without reducing courses to narrow prescriptivism or formalism and without denying students opportunities for reflecting upon rhetorical or linguistic choices.
128) It rejects centralism, positivism, monism, and prescriptivism as inherent features of law.
Those moral philosophers concerned with what came to be called meta-ethics were interested in examining what our moral languages are doing, and, for the most part, rejected the prescriptivism of the deontologists and consequentialists.