prescriptivistic

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From prescriptive +‎ -istic or prescriptivist +‎ -ic.

AdjectiveEdit

prescriptivistic (comparative more prescriptivistic, superlative most prescriptivistic)

  1. Synonym of prescriptivist
    • 1983, “Language Planning: The State of the Art / Juan Cobarrubias”, in Cobarrubias, Juan; Fishman, Joshua A., editors, Progress in Language Planning: International Perspectives, Mouton Publishers, →ISBN, page 10:
      Perhaps once more the somewhat prescriptivistic nature of most grammars of the time accounts for the reluctance to regulate language choice suggested by Heath and Mandabach.
    • 1999, Laurent, Richard, “Chapter 4. Past Participles in Western Romance”, in Past Participles from Latin to Romance, University of California Press, 6. Evidence from Occitan and Catalan: 2. Catalan: 3. Spread of Past Participles in -gut, page 290:
      For a few verbs, continued wavering between past participles is reflected in Fabra’s prescriptivistic Gràmatica catalana (1969).
    • 2014, “Part One: Some Elements for a Critical Review of the Concept of “Naturalistic Fallacy” / Michele Borri / (University of Milano-Bicocca)”, in Bonicalzi, Sofia; Caffo, Leonardo; Sorgon, Mattia, editors, Naturalism and Constructivism in Metaethics, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, →ISBN, 3. Comparing and Contrasting the Naturalistic Fallacy with Hume’s Law: 3., page 38:
      The point here is not that Moore did not recognize the essentially prescriptive character of moral language—as it was maintained by Hare—but, more likely, that we are facing two entirely different conceptions and definitions of ethics: one is prescriptivistic and the other one is not.