ERIC Number: ED081027
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Publication Date: 1970
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Communication: General Semantics Perspectives.
Thayer, Lee, Ed.
This book contains the edited papers from the eleventh International Conference on General Semantics, titled "A Search for Relevance." The conference questioned, as a central theme, the relevance of general semantics in a world of wars and human misery. Reacting to a fundamental Korzybski-ian principle that man's view of reality is distorted by the screen of language interposed between man and his world, the first group of essays discusses the philosophical formulations underlying work in semantics. Another group of essays takes up various applications of semantics studies, such as problems in learning disabilities, the use of law language, and the teaching of electrical principles. Unusual applications of general semantics in areas such as human communication, psychology, and business management compose a third section of the book. (CH)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Conference Reports, Conferences, Information Theory, Language Research, Linguistics, Relevance (Education), Semantics, Semiotics
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