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- literatuer (obsolete)
- (UK) IPA(key): /ˈlɪt.(ə.)ɹ.ɪ.tʃjʊə(ɹ)/, /ˈlɪt.ɜː(ɹ).ɪ.tʃjʊə(ɹ)/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ɪ.tʃɚ/, /ˈlɪ.tɚ.ə.tʃɚ/
- (Midwestern US) IPA(key): /ˈlɪ.tə.tʃɚ/
- The body of all written works.
- The collected creative writing of a nation, people, group, or culture.
- All the papers, treatises, etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject.
1988, Andrew Radford, chapter 7, Transformational grammar: a first course, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, page 373:
- The obvious question to ask at this point is: ‘Why posit the existence of a set of Thematic Relations (THEME, AGENT, INSTRUMENT, etc.) distinct from constituent structure relations?ʼ The answer given in the relevant literature is that a variety of linguistic phenomena can be accounted for in a more principled way in terms of Thematic Functions than in terms of constituent structure relations.
- Written fiction of a high standard.
- However, even “literary” science fiction rarely qualifies as literature, because it treats characters as sets of traits rather than as fully realized human beings with unique life stories. —Adam Cadre, 2008
- See also Wikisaurus:literature
body of all written works
the collected creative writing of a nation, people, group or culture
all the papers, treatises etc. published in academic journals on a particular subject
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