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Prescriptivity

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Does grammar make you tense?
They represent an extreme in terms of linguistic prescriptivity. However, if we are too laissez faire with language change, we can lose coherence and this has already happened in English to some extent with inter-generational communication issues.
Imprescritibilidade das ações de ressarcimento por prejuízos ao erário à luz da jurisprudência do Supremo Tribunal
37 § 5º of the Federal Constitution, on which there is wide disagreement about doctrine and jurisprudence of the persons to whom the provision applies, as well as the (im)prescriptivity of claims for reimbursement for losses to the public.
Essays on John Mackie's Moral Error Theory
By claiming that ordinary moral talk presupposes 'objective prescriptivity' -- the idea that morality has some special motivational force built in --Mackie hits on something important.

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