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J. Talbot Winchell Award

About the Award

First awarded in 1988, the J. Talbot Winchell Award goes to individuals for outstanding contributions and service to the cause of general semantics. Awarded annually by the Institute of General Semantics, its presentation precedes the year’s Alfred Korzybski Memorial Lecture.

About J. Talbot Winchell

John Talbot Winchell (1895-1981)–known familiarly as “Tal”–was a longtime student and benefactor of general semantics, and a former Trustee and honorary Fellow of the Institute of General Semantics. He first came to Alfred Korzybski’s seminar in Los Angeles in 1939, and attended numerous seminars after then. He was a leader in general semantics in the Los Angeles area, remaining active until his death.

Prior Recipients

2013

Richard L. Lanigan

2012

David A. Linwood

2011

Balvant K. Parekh

2010

Irene Ross-Mayper

2009

Frank Scardilli

2008

Allen Flagg
presentation & acceptance video

2007

Maxine Mallach

2006

Bob Potter
Walter W. Davis
(co-winners)

2005

Paul Dennithorne Johnston
presentation video
acceptance video

2003

Laurie Cox

2002

Isabel Caro

2001

Jeremy Klein

2000

Milton Dawes

1999

Robert Wanderer

1998

Bruce I. Kodish
& Susan Presby Kodish
(jointly)

1997

Sanford I. Berman

1996

Charlotte Schuchardt Read

1995

Kenneth G. Johnson

1994

Russell Meyers

1993

Harry E. Maynard

1992

Mary Morain

1991

Robert K. Straus

1990

Russell Joyner

1988

Pearl Eppy

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