Cartoon Theories of Linguistics
Part XI—Prescriptivism vs. Descriptivism
Phineas Q. Phlogiston, Ph.D.
Unintentional University of Lghtnbrgstn
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Now let us consider the finer distinctions between Prescriptivism and Descriptivism:
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