prescriptivist (plural prescriptivists)
- Someone who lays down rules regarding language usage, or who believes that traditional norms of language usage should be upheld.
- Having a tendency to prescribe.
- 2012, James Lambert, “Beyond Hobson-Jobson: A new lexicography for Indian English”, in World Englishes, page 312:
- In short, they tend to present Indian English as nothing more than "standard" English with a select collection of lexical peculiarities tacked on, as it were, many of which would be regarded as "errors" by prescriptivist language scholars.