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...f equality in our society by placing undeserved value on those that abide by a self-manufactured language code of conduct. The term reification refers to the process by which a concept that is not real is made real by the fact that people believe in its existence and live and react accordingly. Prescriptivism ties into this because there really is no true value in having one singular proper form of language, but the fact that people believe one exists means that those who stray from the correct form of this language are affected. Overall, there are countless unique forms of language that reflect a person’s identity, culture, and individuality, and society has stripped away these characteristics by emphasizing a correct and proper form of language, which as a result creates false images of people that as a result affect their placement and roles within society.
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