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ERIC Number: ED071113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 36
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Theoretical Conceptions of Meaning and Experimental Results.
Vibulsri, Chamnong
The author presents a summary of selected theoretical concepts and empirical evidence from the field of psychology, relating to the meaning of the term "meaning." He first summarizes experimental techniques for the investigation of meaning in terms of six approaches: conditioning methods, word association methods, word association/verbal learning methods, conditioning/word association methods, scaling methods, and conditioning with semantic differential methods. The author discusses in detail the theories and views developed by Arthur W. Staats, Charles E. Osgood, James Deese, and Benjamin Lee Whorf. It is the author's purpose to provide a basic foundation for the improved understanding of meaning which, in turn, may facilitate communication among individuals in this world of complexities. (RN)
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Note: Paper presented at the Western Speech Communication Assn. Convention (Honolulu, November 1972)