[SIGCIS-Members] Origin of 'language'?

Nathan Ensmenger nathan.ensmenger at gmail.com
Wed Nov 5 06:51:58 PST 2014

> On Nov 5, 2014, at 4:13 AM, Marie Gevers <marie.gevers at unamur.be> wrote:
> I wonder by whom and when the word 'language' was used for the first time in the framework of computer sciences.

Marie — a great place to start would be 

David Nofre, Mark Priestley, and Gerard Alberts, "When Technology Became Language: The Origins of the Linguistic Conception of Computer Programming, 1950–1960” Technology and Culture, Volume 55, Number 1, January 2014 pp. 40-75


Nathan Ensmenger
Associate Professor of Informatics
School of Informatics and Computing
Indiana University, Bloomington

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