Prescriptivism

  • Created by: sally_p
  • Created on: 18-02-19 16:21
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  • Prescriptivism
    • Robert Lowth = 18th century prescriptivism
      • has changed since then
    • arguments against precriptivism
      • code-switching
      • greater literacy
    • Donald Mackinnon
      • incorrect or correct
      • morally acceptable or morally unacceptable
      • useful or useless
    • Jean Aitchison
      • damp spoon
      • crumbling castle
      • infectious disease
    • judgements about age, race, and class

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