Literatures of individual languages and language families
Scope Note
Literature according to the language in which it is produced
Application Note
The subdivisions of 821 can be derived from common auxiliaries of language =1/=9 (Table 1c) by substituting a point for the equals sign, e.g. 821.111 English literature derives from =111 English language. Only main language groups of literature are shown here and literature in English to provide an example. Literature schedules are fully faceted and one can combine facets of language, place, time, special auxiliaries of literary form or periods, or special auxiliaries for theory and study of literature for any given language, in the way that is best suited to a particular need
821.111(540)-1 Indian English poetry
821.111(540)-3=112.2 Indian English fiction, (translated) in German
821.111`04 Mediaeval English literature
821.112.2`04-1 Mediaeval German poetry
821.133.1(091) History of French literature
821.134.2`04.09 Mediaeval Spanish literary studies, criticism
821.922-1(082) Esperanto poetry, an anthology
See also
398Folklore in the strict sense
81`28Dialectology. Geographical linguistics. Areal linguistics
Broader class
82  Literature
Narrower classes
821.1/.2Indo-European literature
821.3Literature of Caucasian languages. Literature of dead languages of unknown affiliation
821.4Literature of Afro-Asiatic, Nilo-Saharan, Congo-Kordofanian, Khoisan languages
821.5Literature of Ural-Altaic, Japanese, Korean, Ainu, Palaeo-Siberian, Eskimo-Aleut, Dravidian languages, Sino-Tibetan languages
821.6Literature of Austro-Asiatic languages. Austronesian literature
821.7Literature of Indo-Pacific (non-Austronesian) languages. Australian (Aboriginal) literature
821.8Literature of American indigenous languages (Amerindian literatures)
821.9Literature in artificial languages