Consanguinity between Language and Literature Teaching

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Dr. Susheela. B


A few years ago, there was a decisive swing against the teaching of literature in English as a foreign language. Modern linguistic emphasized the primacy of spoken language. This made many thinkers distrust the written form of language. Literature was thought of as static and complicated kind of language which was quite different from the utterances of daily communication. Therefore, it was reserved only for the most advanced level of study. Even at that level, it was said that critical terms would not be studied satisfactorily. Similarly, in some cases literature was seen as an undersinle collection of cultural connotations. Only functional kind of English without any implication of cultural imperialism was needed. In this paper, I present the teaching of Literature and their Refutation.a`11nd the relationship of Language and Literature which is a complementary phenomenon.

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