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PRESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does prescriptive linguistics mean? 

PRESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS (noun)
  The noun PRESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS has 1 sense:

1. 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

  Familiarity information: PRESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS used as a noun is very rare.


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PRESCRIPTIVE LINGUISTICS (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("prescriptive linguistics" is a kind of...):

linguistics (the scientific study of language)

Antonym:

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)


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