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Electric Language A Philosophical Study of Word Processing

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ISBN-10: 0300077467

ISBN-13: 9780300077469

Edition: 2nd 1999

Authors: Michael Henry Heim

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This book provides the first consistent philosophical basis for critically evaluating the impact of word processing on our use of and ideas about language.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 2/8/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.01" tall
Weight: 0.924

Michael Henry Heim was born in New York on January 21, 1943. He received an undergraduate degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in Slavic languages from Harvard University. He was fluent in Czech, French, German, Italian, Russian and Serbian/Croatian and possessed a reading knowledge of six more languages. He became a professor of Slavic languages at the University California at Los Angeles in 1972 and served as chairman of the Slavic languages department from 1999 to 2003. He was known for his translations of works by Gunter Grass, Milan Kundera, Thomas Mann and Anton Chekhov. He received numerous awards for his work including the Helen and Kurt Wolff Translator's Prize in 2005,…    

Preface to the Second Edition
Approaching the Phenomenon
Thought, Word, and Reality
The Theory of Transformative Technologies
The Finite Framework of Language
Describing the Phenomenon
The Psychic Framework of Word Processing
The Phenomenon of Word Processing
Evaluating the Phenomenon
The Book and the Classic Model of Mind
Critique of the Word in Process
Compensatory Disciplines