Redescription is what produces new vocabularies.

The process that produces redescriptions is conversation. Conversation is about redescribing our vocabulary as much as using it. This is the same conversation that platonists try to end and pragmatists try to continue.



“Redescription” is a bit of a misnomer since one can do other things with language than just describe (Rorty is no descriptivist). Better would be “recharacterization” or “reconceptualization”.