Attitudes towards Language

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  • Attitudes towards Language
    • Descriptive +
      • Language needs to evolve and adapt
      • Describes how it's used today
    • Mckinnon
      • Tendancy to think of language in a series of binary oppositions
      • Good or Bad/Correct or Incorrect/
    • Proscriptive
      • Ascribe rules
      • Tell you how to speak
    • Prescriptive -
      • Language change should be prevented
      • We need to preserve and protect the English language


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