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NORMATIVE

NORMATIVE. A term in LINGUISTICS and EDUCATION for belonging to or serving to establish and maintain a norm, as in normative grammar. If a language, variety of a language, or culture depends for its norms on another community, it is exonormative; if it does not, it is endonormative. Most colonies and many post-colonial societies have exonormative rules: until recently AusE was exonormative in terms of BrE, but has in recent years become increasingly endonormative.

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nor·ma·tive / ˈnôrmətiv/ • adj. formal establishing, relating to, or deriving from a standard or norm, esp. of behavior: negative sanctions to enforce normative behavior. DERIVATIVES: nor·ma·tive·ly adv. nor·ma·tive·ness n.

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