Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

National Workshop on General Semantics

Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

National Workshop on General Semantics

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General semantics, although unfamiliar to the common man, concerns something that plays a significant role in our daily lives. The Twelfth National Workshop of the Forum for Contemporary Theory, titled "Cognitive Language Skills for Twenty-First Century," focused on general semantics.

Andrea Johnson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, U.S.A., and Steven Stockdale, its Executive Director, conducted the workshop.

This distinguished National Workshop was planned and organized by Mr. Balvant K. Parekh, Chairman of the Pidilite Industries, India, and President of the Triveni Kalyan Foundation. Speaking to Divya Bhaskar, Mr Balvant Parekh said that he had first read about general semantics, some twenty-five years back, in the journal ETC. General semantics, Mr. Parekh said, has been useful to him in every aspect of life, personal, social and professional. "In my professional work within my industry, I had noticed that my employees would, at times, understand what I had told them quite differently from what I intended to convey. General semantics was useful at such times in solving problems of communication. …

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