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Descriptive linguistics

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  1. the work of analyzing and describing how language is spoken by a group of people in a speech community

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    created by user picturefactobot on March 5, 2009
  2. All scholarly research in linguistics is descriptive

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  3. like all other sciences, its aim is to observe the linguistic world as it is, without the bias of preconceived ideas about how it ought to be

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  4. Modern descriptive linguistics is based on a structural approach to language, as exemplified in the work of Bloomfield and others

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  5. Linguistic description is often contrasted with linguistic prescription, which is found especially in education and in publishing

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