ETC.: A Review of General Semantics

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

Articles from Vol. 52, No. 2, Summer

Acquaintance, Abstracting, Non-Allness
Getting Acquainted with the Territory What an individual experiences depends upon which specialized structures in his nervous system are stimulated. Note the paper on which this is written. In what ways can an observer have relationships with it? He...
A General Semantics Glossary
extensional devices applied, part two. In the eighth installment of our Glossary I wrote that I would discuss applications "to such engaging subjects as the Holocaust and feminism." (1) I addressed the Holocaust (i.e., ways of talking about the Holocaust)...
A Multi-Purpose Experiential Activity or Let's Party (Again)
As a wet-behind-the-ears general semantics teacher in 1986 at a Milwaukee women's college, I'd eagerly (sometimes frantically) search for classroom exercises that would engage my students, clarify my lectures, and elicit meaningful discussion. I discovered...
Baseball 2250
[Note.sup.1995]: Mr. Johnston alleges that the following text appeared on his internet node on planet [Earth.sup.April 2, 1995] ostensibly transmitted across time from the year 2250. Readers may judge for themselves its historical validity. On the virtual...
Contemporary Urban Music: Controversial Messages in Hip-Hop and Rap Lyrics
Introduction Anyone who is unfamiliar with recent contemporary urban music is likely to be surprised at its unusual rhythms and perhaps even shocked at its uninhibited lyrics. Unless one is involved with urban teenagers or ghetto culture or watches...
Corporate Lingo: A New Meaning
Corporate America's love affair with "program du jour" has spawned an outbreak of language abuse of the most heinous nature. Management behaviors could be likened to that of an adult who tempts a child with a treat, then never allows the child the pleasure...
Extending Awareness for Health and Creative Living: An Interview with Dr. Risa Kaparo
We all experience moments when we feel vitally alive. We see a beautiful landscape just outside our home as if for the first time; colors suddenly become vivid. During a pressured work day, we find a way to solve a problem with a surprising burst of...
Find the Dots, Connect the Dots, See the Picture
"After 350 Years, Vatican Says Galileo Was Right: It Moves." New York Times The reporting of events in the mass media often contributes to the belief that a knowledgeable individual has described those events accurately and fully. If we consider mass...
Naming Virtual Space in Computer-Mediated Conversation
New technologies expand our ability to communicate by providing new channels for communication, but at the same time they create contexts of interaction far removed from the paradigm of face-to-face interaction. Communication media separate the location...
One More Time
I don't know how many times Marion Winik, a commentator on National Public Radio's "All Things Considered," has been married nor how many volumes of poetry she's published. Therefore, her stating early in her review of Erica Jong's Fears of Fifty: A...
Roland Barthes: Against Language
Roland Barthes is "against" language in two senses of that word. His work struggles constantly "against" those levels of language - communication, symbolism - which create discourse within the subject. Internalized discourse creates alienations from...
The Projection Metaphor in Psychology
I was looking through my books recently when I came across a remarkable passage in a volume of Carl Jung, which, about 25 years ago, I had taken the trouble to copy. ...we still go on naively projecting our own psychology into our fellow human beings....
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