Prescription description

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Prescription description is a middle-way approach to linguistics.[1]

Prescription description acknowledge and describes prescriptivist rules, but includes additional information, in particular:

  • Who argues for the rule?
  • On what basis do they argue for it?
  • Is the rule actually followed by many people?
  • To which sociolinguistic registers does this apply?

Finally, the reader is trusted to make their own judgement on the validity of the rule.

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