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English Language and Literature

Language: English Studies in English
Subject area: languages
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English
English usually refers to:
English Language
English is a West Germanic language that was first spoken in early medieval England and is now a global lingua franca. Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic language), as well as by Latin and French.
Language
Language is a system that consists of the development, acquisition, maintenance and use of complex systems of communication, particularly the human ability to do so; and a language is any specific example of such a system.
Literature
Literature, most generically, is any body of written works. More restrictively, literature writing is considered to be an art form, or any single writing deemed to have artistic or intellectual value, often due to deploying language in ways that differ from ordinary usage.
Literature
Literature is news that stays news.
Ezra Pound, ABC of Reading (1934), Ch. 8
Language
There was speech in their dumbness, language in their very gesture.
William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale (c. 1610-11), Act V, scene 2, line 12.
Language
Henry Drummond: Language is a poor enough means of communication. I think we should use all the words we've got. Besides, there are damned few words that anybody understands!
Inherit the Wind (1960 film), Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee
Fish populations are declining in many of Europe's inland waterways, partly as a result of exposure to aquatic pollutants such as from wastewater treatment plants.
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