ERIC Number: ED396288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
More E-Prime: To Be or Not To Be II.
Johnston, Paul Dennithorne, Ed.; And Others
This book presents essays, letters to the editor, poems, and a book review on the topic of "E-Prime," a variant of the English language that eliminates the verbs of the "to be" family. The book reprints two symposia on E-Prime, previously published in the journal "ETC: A Review of General Semantics." Some of the other material in the book also appeared previously in that journal. Some of the essays in the book are "E-Prime or E-Choice" (Emory Menefee); "'To Be' in Their Bonnets: A Matter of Semantics" (Cullen Murphy); "Is Is Not Is Is Not Is: And Other Thoughts on E-Prime" (William Dallmann); "Metaphor and E-Prime: Of the Subterranean 'Is,' Paradoxical Commands, and Titled Abstraction Ladders" (Raymond Gozzi, Jr.); "Not Ready for Prime Time" (Robin T. Lakoff); "To Be or Not to Be: An Exploration of E-Prime, Copula Deletion and Flaming in Electronic Mail" (Philip A. Thompsen and Dong-Keun Ahn); "General Semanticists and E-Prime" (Earl Hautala); "The Top Ten Arguments against E-Prime" (James D. French); "Poetry and E-Prime: Some Preliminary Thoughts" (Risa Kaparo); "The Word 'E-Prime" Is Not the Thing" (Robert Wanderer); "'S Word Play at the Grammar Reform School" (Emory Menefee); "E-Prime and Un-Sanity" (D. David Bourland, Jr.); "Do Away with 'To Be'--There, Pupils, Lies the Answer" (E. W. Kellogg, III); "An Auto-Interview on the Need for E-Prime" (Russell Joyner); "The Prime Problem with General Semantics" (James D. French); "General Semantics and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy" (Albert Ellis); "E-Prime and the Crispness Index" (D. David Bourland, Jr.); "The Rise of Nopanaceism" (C. W. Griffin, Jr.); "Boiling Creek: The G.S. Detective" (Paul Dennithorne Johnston); and "Changing 'Human Nature'" (D. David Bourland, Jr.). (RS)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, English, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Language Usage, Semantics, Speech Communication, Thinking Skills, Verbs, Writing Improvement
International Society for General Semantics, P.O. Box 728, Concord, CA 94522 ($17.78).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Society for General Semantics, Concord, CA.