Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

News and Notes

Academic journal article ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

News and Notes

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Laurie Clark, long-time student and practitioner of GS in Australia and founder of the Australian General Semantics Society, passed away on June 12th of this year just shy of his 96th birthday. Laurie died peacefully in his sleep. AGS member Pauline Caullagan had this to say when the announcement was made:

Laurie was a dear friend who made a significant impact on my life and the lives of many others. He was passionate about teaching rational thinking skills and General Semantics, and through him, I met some of my dearest friends, one of whom I married. He taught me so much, and I will always be very grateful. He was a time binder to the end.


Mr. Clark received the 2003 Talbot Winchell Award. This award is given annually by the Institute of General Semantics to persons who have significantly furthered the spread of general semantics. He was awarded this honor for his founding of the AGS in the early 1990s, and for his writing on general semantics, including his book, Self-Management in Difficult Situations. Past recipients of the Talbot Winchell Award include Sanford I. Berman, Isabel Caro, Milton Dawes, Jeremy Klein, Bruce Kodish, Susan Presby Kodish, Harry Maynard, Charlotte Read, and Robert Wanderer.

The Australian General Semantics Society promotes a scientific approach to understanding human behavior, especially that related to symbol systems and language, and the application of proven principles that guide advancements in critical thinking, rational behavior, and sanity.

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