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ERIC Number: ED077004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 17
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What Contribution Can General Semantics Make to the Communication Arts?
Maynard, Harry E.
Discussion in this paper is given to some studies and texts devoted to the study of general semantics, which is defined as the study of language operations in real human contexts with emphasis on the human consequences of these operations. Mentioned are (1) books by S. I. Hayakawa, Wendell Johnson, Irving J. Lee, and Stuart Chase; (2) lesson plans on general semantics written by two teachers with extensive experience in the teaching of English in the New York City schools; (3) materials available from the International Society of General Semantics; (4) Irwin Berger's dissertation, entitled "Improving Composition through Emphasis on Semantic and Critical Thinking"; (5) Howard Livingston's study on "The Effect of Instruction in General Semantics on Critical Reading Ability of Tenth Grade Students"; (6) Ruth Ralph's dissertation, which documents the contribution general semantics can make in the communication arts curriculum; (7) Alfred Korzybski's contributions to general semantics; (8) John Black's award-winning dissertation on "The Effect of Instruction in General Semantics on Ethnic Prejudices as Expressed Measurements of Social Distance, Egocentricism, and Authoritarianism"; and (9) Patrick O'Brien's article, entitled "The Sesame Land of General Semantics." (HS)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (62nd, Minneapolis, November 23-25, 1972)