we discuss issues related to grammaticality, and how a prescriptive point of view on language differs from a descriptive point of view. Your task is to write a 3 to 5-page persuasive paper on either prescriptivism or descriptivism. It should be double-spaced and in 11 point font. You may use examples from the media or from real life to illustrate your point. It may help to listen to a public lecture by linguist Geoffrey Pullum at the UW on February 2013: http://kuow.org/post/all-about-grammar-0 (Links to an external site.). Additionally, a clip from the PBS series "Do you Speak American" can help clarify matters for you: www.youtube.com/watch?v=BbqkjchOww8h (Links to an external site.) here is a link about a video you may use.