Translation of descriptivism in Spanish:

descriptivism

descriptivismo, n.

Pronunciation: /dəˈskrɪptəˌvɪzəm//dɪˈskrɪptɪvɪz(ə)m/

noun

  • 1

    descriptivismo masculine
    • That's why I don't like the standard distinction between descriptivists and prescriptivists - descriptivism is what you should do when writing a dictionary, prescriptivism when writing a style guide.
    • In practice, dictionaries take a middle course between wholehearted descriptivism and prescriptive edicts.
    • American linguistics between the 1930s and 1950s was dominated by Bloomfieldian descriptivism.
    • The robust version of descriptive philosophy of science derives from, or superimposes upon, the conclusions of modest descriptivism, a theory about evaluative practice.
    • It's a bizarre tale about the passions stirred by what its critics saw as the dangerous shift, in the early 1960s, from prescriptivism to descriptivism in America's most authoritative dictionary.