Summary – Prescriptivism vs Descriptivism
Prescriptivism and descriptivism are two contrasting approaches to language usage and grammar. In summarizing the key difference between prescriptivism and descriptivism, prescriptivism is an approach that attempts to impose rules of correct usage on the users of a language whereas descriptivism is an approach that analyses the actual language used by speakers without focusing on aspects such as language rules or proper usage.
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