"These texts also interact
within the community. They form a complex network of interaction,
a structured set of relationships among texts, so that any text is
understood within the context of other texts. No text is single, as
texts refer to one another, draw from one another, create the purpose
for one another. These texts and their interaction are so integral
to the community's work that they essentially constitute and govern
the tax accounting community, defining and reflecting that community's
epistemology and values" (336-337).
Amy Devitt, "Intertextuality in Tax Accounting"
Dynamics of the Professions
"The reason creatures wanted
to use language instead of mental telepathy was that they found out
that they could get so much more done with language. Language
made them so much more active. Mental telepathy, with everybody
constantly telling everybody everything, produced a sort of generalized
indifference to all information. But language, with its slow,
narrow meanings, made it possible to think about one thing at a time--to
start thinking in terms of projects" (173).
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater