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ENG & MAGYAR: The Institute of Broken and Reduced Languages

From:J Y S Czhang <czhang23@...>
Date:Saturday, April 24, 2004, 19:38
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T??Reduklt Nyelvek Int?te / Institute of Broken and Reduced Languages
------------------------------------------------------------------------The Institute of Broken and Reduced Languages was founded by Mrton Koppny in 1997.
The work it has produced so far has appeared in print, but now, July 2000, it
has moved part of its efforts onto the world wide web. With no predetermined
formal, political, or clique agenda, the main interest of the Institute is
to(meta)communicate across borders - whatever borders mean. Some border
crossings lend themselves to easier descriptions than others: Fluxus, visual
poetry, found poetry, and minimalism, for instance, have crossed artistic
borders in unique ways. These directions in the arts play a major role in the
basic work presented here -- but we're not setting up borders with this
emphasis and will present other tendencies as well. National, linguistic, and
cultural borders need not separate people at this point in history, and we are
pleased to set up this multilingual site as a means of bringing people tog!
 ether, using a medium that should foster exchange and create new opportunities
for communication. We are pleased that these border crossings at times allow us
to present works that can be understood with a limited knowledge of a given
language, but which require serious engagement from readers and their
sensibility in respect to the nature of language -- or, more exactly, of the
nature of the process of understanding. - Mrton Koppny and Karl Young

--- º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º ø,¸¸,ø º°`°º
º°`°º ø,¸~->Hanuman "Mister Sinister" Zhang, Sloth-Style Gungfu Typist-
"the sloth is a chinese poet upsidedown" --- Jack Kerouac {1922-69} <A
"Poems are sketches for existence." - Paul Celan
"One thing foreigners, computers, & poets have in commonis that they make
unexpected linguistic associations." --- Jasia Reichardt
"There is no reason for the poet to be limited to words, & in fact the poet is most
poetic when inventing languages. Hence the concept of the poet as 'language
designer'." --- O. B. Hardison, Jr.
 "At some point in the next century the number of invented languages will
probably overtake the number of surviving natural languages." - Cullen Murphy
“Linguistics is our best tool for bringing about social change and SF is our best tool for
testing such changes before they are implemented in the real world, therefore
the conjunction of the two is desirable and should be useful.” — Suzette
Haden Elgin 1996.
= maeki caca plus debri legosetplex !     prizerva. saalva. ricue. scopé-gomi plus riçyc'l ! =
English translation of above _lego dzjunk_: "Fight {Maquis/-machy} Linguistic Waste &
Trash! Save, Salvage, Recover, (creatively)Scavenge-Found-Objects & Recycle!"