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help for seminar talk about grammars

I'm doing a presentation on descriptive grammar and prescriptive grammar at a seminar for undergraduates. The presentation is supposed to be about 5 minutes and the students participating don't really have much knowledge about linguistics. How should I arrange my presentation to cover as much as possible within 5 minutes and at the same time not too hard to follow?

I'm thinking about quoting An Introduction to Language pp13-15(pdf version at: http://emilkirkegaard.dk/en/wp-content/uploads/Victoria-Fromkin-Robert-Rodman-Nina-Hyams-An-Introduction-to-Language.pdf) but it should not be just that, should it?

Any other suggestions/ references?
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