prescriptivism


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(ethics) a doctrine holding that moral statements prescribe appropriate attitudes and behavior

(linguistics) a doctrine supporting or promoting prescriptive linguistics

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Here I will be focusing on the topic of educational failure in inner cities, how this failure was a consequence of common-sense prescriptivism, and how this fact can be used as an empirical case indicating that common-sense prescriptivism is both wrong and dangerous.
1) On one side of the barricades we find the "defenders of our language," (2) adherents to linguistic purism and prescriptivism who tend to label linguistic changes as corruption or bastardization.
By emphasizing the contrast between the flowers and militaristic sentences, she drew attention to the clash between the tough prescriptivism and childhood innocence.
I would be engaging in the same kind of unproductive prescriptivism I am trying to argue against in this article if I were to claim that a word can have only one definition.
These notes, which evidently include some underlinings but very little by way of annotation, reflect a belletristic prescriptivism that appears to have had a double influence on Stendhal in the years up to 1804.
He provides a novel argument for universal prescriptivism, the meta-ethical theory developed by Hare-who was, as Varner notes, Singer's teacher.
Priestley's and Lowth's grammars epitomized, respectively, the two main trends of grammatical tradition, namely descriptivism and prescriptivism.
It then proceeds to outline Itchy Coo's original threefold approach based on a language model close to the one alive in the children's mouths and devoid of prescriptivism, an effort to cover all school grades by means of a continuous output of material in conjunction with teacher training and community outreach programmes, and an eye for fundamental commercial tenets such as a captivating marketing campaign, a sharp focus on high-quality, and modern, stereotype-free material close to the lives of the target public.
While upholding this tendency in Modernist literature, the present paper argues that Modernist texts, even at their best, may encompass such anti-Modernist elements as overt and authoritative didacticism and prescriptivism, reminiscent of Neoclassical texts.
The Path, in its emphatic prescriptivism, continues Tolstoy's life-long practice of composing diaries, moralizing fiction, confessions, and memoirs that are consistently characterized by severe self-censure and self-regulation.
noncognitivist) theories of emotivism and prescriptivism should be rejected because moral judgments are meant by ordinary people as assertions about supposed matters of objective fact.
If the argument of her book aims partly to assess their influence on readers, directly or through criticism conditioned by their prescriptivism, then it misses its target* For critics, whatever the period (Romantic or otherwise), often enough discuss the language of a work under review without having to adhere to a particular school of grammar.
Harean prescriptivism conceives of moral development as a process whereby commonplace action-guiding practices are turned into formalized principles, each with its scope of application precisely spelled out.
There are several alternative theories of ethics, including utilitarianism (Bentham, 1876; Mill, 1895), universal prescriptivism (Hare, 1981), Kant's theory (1993), intuitionism (Moore, 1966; Ross, 1930), and the theory of information ethics (Floridi, 1999).