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Literacy as a human problem

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Published by University of Alabama Press in University, Ala .
Written in English


  • Literacy -- Congresses,
  • English language -- Study and teaching -- Congresses

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by James C. Raymond.
ContributionsRaymond, James C., 1940-, Alabama Symposium on English and American Literature (6th : 1979 : University of Alabama)
LC ClassificationsLC149 .L498 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 206 p. ;
Number of Pages206
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4273463M
ISBN 100817301100, 0817301089
LC Control Number81019757

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