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ETC 71:3 (July 2014) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-71-3-coverVolume 71, Number 3 (July 2014), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics has been mailed and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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October 2-4, 2015 – 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & Symposium

Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen

The Institute of General Semantics is proud to announce that Friday evening, October 2nd, 2015, author Andrew Keen will deliver the 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture at The Princeton Club in New York City. The lecture will be preceded by a dinner at The Princeton Club.

Saturday and Sunday, October 3rd-4th, 2015, The Princeton Club will host a symposium sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics titled “Language and ‘Reality.’”

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August 31, 2015 (Deadline) – Call for Papers for “Language and ‘Reality’” Symposium

Call for Papers: ”Language and ‘Reality’”

A 2-Day Symposium Sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics
October 2-4, 2015

Submission Deadline: August 31, 2015

The Institute of General Semantics is sponsoring the 2-day symposium titled “Language and ‘Reality,’” co-sponsored by the New York Society for General Semantics and the Media Ecology Association. The symposium will be hosted at the Princeton Club in New York City October 2-4, 2015. It will follow the 63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture, which will be presented by Andrew Keen (author of The Internet Is Not the Answer) on Friday evening, October 2nd, 2015.

Email papers, proposals, and inquiries on this year’s theme, “‘Language and ‘Reality,’” by August 31, 2015, to presentations [at] generalsemantics.org.

For more information, contact Martin H. Levinson, President of the Institute of General Semantics, by phone at (212) 729-7973 or by mail at:

Martin H. Levinson
c/o Institute of General Semantics
Attn: 2015 Symposium
72-11 Austin Street #233
Forest Hills, NY 11375

August 31, 2015 (Deadline) – Submission Deadline for the 2015 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

Submissions Open for the 2015 S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize

First given in 2009, the Institute of General Semantics awards the S. I. Hayakawa Book Prize to the most outstanding work published in the past five years on topics of direct relevance to the discipline of general semantics, and includes a cash award of $1,000. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the  63rd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture (AKML) at the Princeton Club in New York City held October 2nd, 2015.

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Videos from the 62nd AKML & 2-Day General Semantics Symposium

We have just added video of presentations to the IGS YouTube account from the 62nd Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture & 2-Day General Semantics Symposium, sponsored by the Institute of General Semantics at the Princeton Club in New York City, October 24-26, 2014.

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New Book by Eva Berger & Isaac Berger – “The Communication Panacea: Pediatrics and General Semantics”

the-communication-panaceaNewly published from the Institute of General Semantics is The Communication Panacea: Pediatrics and General Semantics, a book by IGS Trustee Eva Berger, Ph.D., and Isaac Berger, M.D.

The book is now available from the IGS Store.

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New Book by Martin Levinson – “A Continuing Education Guide to Teaching General Semantics”

a-continuing-education-guide-to-teaching-general-semantics-by-martin-levinson-coverNewly published from the Institute of General Semantics is A Continuing Education Guide to Teaching General Semantics, a 56-page book by IGS President Martin H. Levinson, Ph.D.

The book is now available from the IGS Store.

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ETC 71:2 (April 2014) Is Now Available for Download from the IGS Store

etc-71-2-coverVolume 71, Number 2 (April 2014), of the Institute of General Semantics’s quarterly journal ETC: A Review of General Semantics has been mailed and is now available for download from the IGS Store in searchable PDF format.
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New Book by Isabel Caro Gabalda – “El Uso del Leguaje en Psicoterpia Cognitiva”

el-uso-del-lenguaje-en-psicoterapia-cognitivaProfessor Isabel Caro Gabalda of the University of Valencia in Spain has published El Uso del Leguaje en Psicoterpia Cognitiva (2014), a volume on cognitive psychology that is based on general semantics.

Professor Caro Gabalda dedicates the book to her former colleagues at the International Society for General Semantics and the Institute of General Semantics, specifically Sanford I. Berman, Mary Morain, Patricia G. Maynard, Robert U. Redpath, William Exton, Jr., and Charlotte Schuchardt-Read.

In the copy she sent to IGS, Professor Caro Gabalda penned on the flyleaf “To all my colleagues at the Institute of General Semantics for the support of my interest in general semantics.” She has clearly turned that interest into an important book containing practical uses for GS.

You may purchase the book from the following link: http://www.edesclee.com/products.php/ISBN9788433027368

Devkumar Trivedi and Prafulla Kar to Be Awarded the 2014 J. Talbot Winchell Award

Devkumar Trivedi

Devkumar Trivedi

Prafulla Kar

Prafulla Kar

The Institute of General Semantics has awarded the 2014 J. Talbot Winchell Award, which recognizes individuals who give exceptional service to the field of general semantics. This year, the co-recipients are the founding trustees of the Balvant Parekh Centre for General Semantics and Other Human Sciences, Devkumar Trivedi, and Prafulla Kar.

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