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addaword.gifdefinition of descriptivist

noun
someone who believes that the job of linguists is to describe language use, not tell people how to use it
In the world of grammarians there are two competing camps: descriptivists and prescriptivists.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/07/2012 15:02:00
Definition of descriptivist from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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