Volume 70, Number 2 (April 2013), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics is arriving in the mail and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
The scope of the study and research of general semantics in India has been expanded through the opening of a Nodal Centre of Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics at Smt Chandibai Himathmal Mansukhani College, Mumbai.
The Centre was inaugurated on September 11, 2013, and it started functioning immediately thereafter. As a starting point, the Centre plans to institute certificate courses for both undergraduate and graduate students on various principles of general semantics.
In addition, the Centre shall conduct other academic programs from time to time on various aspects of general semantics.
The Institute of General Semantics is pleased to announce that its judges have selected In Thought and Action: The Enigmatic Life of S. I. Hayakawa by Gerald and Janice Haslam as the winner of the 2013 Samuel I. Hayakawa Book Prize.
New Deadline for the Call for Papers for “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century” Symposium
The Institute of General Semantics has extended the deadline for submissions for the the 2-day symposium titled “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” which will be hosted at The Princeton Club in New York City October 25-27, 2013. The symposium will feature the 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be given by Terrence Deacon.
The new deadline by which to send papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “Language and Symbol Use in the Twenty-First Century,” by August 31, 2013 September 30, 2013.
See the call for papers below for additional information.
To Be or Not: An E-Prime Anthology, the original compendium of essays edited by D. David Bourland, Jr., and Paul Dennithorne Johnston on the form of English without “be verbs,” is now available as a PDF ebook for download from the IGS Store.
Free eBook – “Awareness & Action: A General Semantics Approach to Effective Language Behavior” by Mary P. Lahman
Mary P. Lahman, Ph.D., has recently created Awareness & Action: A General Semantics Approach to Effective Language Behavior, a new ebook available for free download through the IGS Store.
UPDATE: Version 2 of this PDF has been uploaded to the IGS Store on September 7, 2013. Its cover is depicted here.
Communications: The Transfer of Meaning, Don Fabun’s 1968 book that comes with an instructor’s guide and teaches general semantics with vivid illustrations, is now available as a PDF ebook for download from the IGS Store.
At the 14th Annual Convention of the Media Ecology Association, the Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring a panel presentation on teaching general semantics.
The 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture Dinner Is Now Free for Paid-Up IGS Members Plus Their Guests
The AKML 2013 Lecture Dinner
As a benefit of membership to the Institute of General Semantics, this year for the 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, IGS will be offering our $80 dinner immediately before the lecture for free to IGS members who are paid up as of October 25, 2013.
We will also be offering our $80 dinner for free for one guest of each paid-up IGS member.
Dinner for non-members as well as dinner for additional guests is $80.00 per person, which helps to benefit the Institute of General Semantics. Dinners may be purchased at the event or in advance at http://akmldinner.eventbrite.com.
As a bonus, any non-member or guest may sign up at the dinner to become an IGS member for $50 and receive the $80 dinner for free!
Becoming a member of the Institute of General Semantics is easy, and it is the best way to receive a year of issues of our journal, ETC: A Review of General Semantics. To become an IGS member today, click here to purchase an IGS membership from the IGS Store.
If you are curious whether your IGS membership is still active, or whether it will be current as of October 25, 2013, please to contact IGS for information.
The 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture
For information and updates on the 61st Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture — this year to be given by Terrence Deacon — please visit http://www.generalsemantics.org/akml-2013.
Volume 70, Number 1 (January 2013), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics is arriving in the mail and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.