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Linguistics, Languages, and Literatures

lin gwist' iks, the study of languages

lang' gwij, (1) a body of words and systems for their use common to a people of the same community or nation; (2) any system of symbols, sounds, or gestures used for communication

lit' er a chur, (1) writing in prose or verse regarded as having permanent worth through its intrinsic excellence; (2) the entire body of writings of a specific language, period, etc.; (3) the writings dealing with a particular subject

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Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover
was published by D.H. Lawrence in 1928 and quickly became known for its explicit descriptions of sex and use of "naughty words." The publication of an uncensored version in Great Britain triggered a six-day "obscenity trial" that ended with a "not guilty" verdict.

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