Linguistic encounters in real world prescriptivism: Acknowledging its place and role
Linguistic prescriptivism, Linguistic descriptivism, Applied linguistics
Many linguists regard the prospect of any linguistic prescriptivism as inconsistent with the kind of objectivity they believe should be maintained in their academic field. This general stance against prescriptivism, however, ignores the practical and appropriate use, as well as potential use, of some linguistic prescriptivism in a variety of applied linguistic disciplines. This paper argues that linguists should more readily recognize and acknowledge the place and role of measured prescriptivism in linguistic applications.
Original Publication Citation
“Linguistic Encounters in Real World Prescriptivism: Acknowledging it Place and Role.” Lingua: An International Review of General Linguistics. 264 (2021), 1-12.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Oaks, Dallin D., "Linguistic encounters in real world prescriptivism: Acknowledging its place and role" (2021). Faculty Publications. 6712.
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