ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

This quarterly journal provides peer-reviewed articles on topics relating to general semantics.

Articles from Vol. 58, No. 1, Spring

CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS: With a Little Planning You Can Save a Lot of Taxes
ROBERT A. STEINER [*] Tax Planning NOW IS THE TIME to start thinking about your income taxes for year 2001. Early in 2001 you necessarily have to think about your income taxes for the year 2000. Do your homework. Assemble your records. Report...
Fifty Years Ago in Etc
The Social Genesis of language makes possible (as George H. Mead has shown in Mind, Self, and Society) a complex type of experience which he has called "taking the role of the other." Through language one can symbolize times and places other than the...
FIGURING THE ENVIRONMENT AS ENEMY: The Fight with "Implacable Indifference"
DONNA MENDELSON [*] A NUMBER OF METAPHORS for land, place, and Earth have attracted the attention of critics who concentrate on demonstrating the damage done by particular metaphors. Annette Kolodny has written about what is wrong with the land-is-woman...
Learning by Doing at a Time-Binding Weekend
NORA MILLER [*] AS AN ARDENT but geographically isolated student of general semantics, I enrolled for the Institute of General Semantics A Weekend of Time-Binding[TM] workshop as soon as I heard about it. This year, the Institute launched their...
Mathsemantics Research
THE MATHSEMANTIC MONITOR [*] RESEARCH NOW SEEMS POISED to start in earnest to fill the great academic gap between English and mathematics. If you're a regular reader of this series, you'll understand the Mathsemantic Monitor's glee in making...
Teaching Business Communication
CHARLES G. RUSSELL [*] "I know the important stuff" MY FOUR DECADES OF TEACHING the fundamentals of human communication have taught me to anticipate some common student attitudes to the subject. They feel differently than they do about art, biology,...
THE AIMS AND TASKS OF GENERAL SEMANTICS: Implications of the Time-Binding Theory (Part I)
S. I. HAYAKAWA [*] HE AIMS AND TASKS of general semantics, however numerous they may seem to be to the many students of the subject who are busy applying its formulations to the sciences, to humanistic studies, and to practical affairs in business...
The Crossword Puzzle as Metaphor for Reading the News
RAYMOND GOZZI JR. [*] THE CROSSWORD PUZZLE usually sits next to the comics in our newspapers. It is often separated from the rest of the page by a border, and given a title, something like "Today's Crossword." We tend to assume that this puzzle...

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