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|And so it is with language. In Burroughs's famous dictum, language is a virus |
from outer space. Language is to the brain (and to the speaking mouth and the
writing or typing hand) as the tapeworm is to the intestines. Or even more so: it
|outcome of HIV infection is death, whereas every other known virus's natural |
history suggests that a spectrum of outcomes is possible, ... The sentence "
Language is a virus from outer space," attributed to Burroughs, 28 AIDS
|( Dery 1 99 1 : 79 1 ) This apparent fuzziness of interpretive frames becomes a |
topic of Anderson's own commentary in the song 'Language is a virus from outer
space' (from United States): Language is a Virus from Outer Space (fragment)
Well I ...
|The 'not very popular song' that Turner leaves unnamed is, of course, |
performance artist Laurie Anderson's homage to Burroughs, 'Language is a Virus
from Outer Space', which was first released on her 1984 album, United States
|Consider "Language is a virus," an unconventional metaphor that was once the |
main phrase of a not very popular song. It allegedly quotes a line in a novel by
William Burroughs, "Language is a virus from outer space." The Nature of a Virus
|45 William Burroughs theorized, "Language is a virus from outer space." Critics |
fixed on this as an example of failed s-f in Burroughs' work. Critics were
overlooking the studies of P. W. Hodge, R. S. Rajan, and D. Tomandle on
|Language, Image, Sound, Behavior. Acoustic. Space. The first syllable ever |
spoken by a human being contained the most meaning of any sound ever: it
referred to everything. We will never ... “Language is a virus from outer space.”11
The first ...
|I can't resist mentioning that the Beat generation may have had it roughly right |
when, in the voice of William Burroughs, it told us that ''language is a virus from
outer space.'' I don't know about the ''outer space'' bit, but the viral part might not
|Anderson's images in Language Is a Virus are set to the complex but rhythmic |
and pleasurable beat of her music. ... by language (which includes language on
TV), and which, following William Burroughs, is seen as a virus from outer space.
|The American writer—notorious for his statement that “language is a virus from |
outer space”—illustrates his reflections on the use of subliminal visual and sonic
signals as weapons with the example of Chinese. By cutting up and rearranging