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language : (a) the words, their pronunciation, and the methods of combining them used and understood by a community (b) audible, articulate, meaningful sound as produced by the action of the vocal organs (c) a systematic means of communicating ideas or feelings by the use of conventionalized signs, sounds, gestures, or marks having understood meanings (d) form or manner of verbal expression; specifically : style (e) the vocabulary and phraseology belonging to an art or a department of knowledge — Webster
literature : (a) writings in prose or verse; especially : writings having excellence of form or expression and expressing ideas of permanent or universal interest (b) an example of such writings (c) the body of written works produced in a particular language, country, or age — Webster
Language Arts is the name given to the study and improvement of the arts of language. Traditionally, the primary divisions in language arts are literature and language, where language in this case refers to both linguistics, and specific languages. According to the International Council of Teachers of English, the five strands of the language arts are reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing (visual literacy). — Wikipedia
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Unknown Unknowns: Three Inquiries Into Religion
by By JAMES RYERSON on October 20, 2017 at 10:00 am
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by By JOUMANA KHATIB on October 20, 2017 at 10:00 am
Six new paperbacks to check out this week. […]
Van Jones Sees More Political Rebellions on the...
by By GREGORY COWLES on October 20, 2017 at 10:00 am
In “Beyond the Messy Truth,” new on the nonfiction best-seller list, the CNN commentator blames an elitist system for the state of the country. […]
Anti-Semitism Heralds a Grim Future in This...
by By KEN KALFUS on October 20, 2017 at 10:00 am
The Jewish protagonist of Mihail Sebastian’s “For Two Thousand Years” wonders what it means to love a country that doesn’t love him back. […]
Trying to Follow the Muse While Domestic Life...
by By EDAN LEPUCKI on October 20, 2017 at 10:00 am
In Cherise Wolas’s debut novel, “The Resurrection of Joan Ashby,” a writer struggles to recover her footing and her self after raising a family. […]