Literature vs Linguistics - What's the difference?

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As a noun literature

is the body of all written works.

As an adjective linguistics is




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Alternative forms

* literatuer (obsolete)


  • 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.
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  • 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?? 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


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    (wikiversity linguistics lecture) (wikipedia linguistics) (-)
  • The scientific study of language.
  • Synonyms

    * (l)


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    Derived terms

    * algebraic linguistics * applied linguistics * archaeolinguistics * biolinguistics * clinical linguistics * comparative linguistics * computational linguistics * diachronic linguistics * ecolinguistics * ethnolinguistics * Eurolinguistics * evolutionary linguistics * historical linguistics * interlinguistics * metalinguistics * microlinguistics * neurolinguistics * paleolinguistics * pseudolinguistics * psycholinguistics * sociolinguistics * theolinguistics * xenolinguistics

    See also

    * diction * grammar * morphology * philology * phonetics * phonology * pragmatics * semantics * syntax