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During this hugely readable and well-arranged compilation-including his much-celebrated "The perform of examining strong Books" and award-winning "Playing with Bateson"-Corey Anton brings jointly a few of his such a lot available and well-received essays. the gathering, as well as advancing and integrating the fields of media ecology and normal semantics, may be of serious curiosity to those that are involved over the altering position of studying and literacy in modern lifestyles. A stimulating and provocative ebook having extensive relevance to students and scholars within the components of semiotics, rhetorical idea, orality/literacy reviews, philosophy of verbal exchange, pedagogical concept, and communique concept, conversation exposed deals numerous insights and broad-based orientations concerning the nature of language, linguistic and communicative conduct, conversation applied sciences, and symbolic practices extra regularly. it is a "must have" source for a person drawn to multidisciplinary communique thought.

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Peterson Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Anton, Corey. Communication uncovered : general semantics and media ecology / Corey Anton. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and indexes. ISBN 978-0-9827559-4-5 (cloth hardcover : alk. paper) -- ISBN 978-0-9827559-5-2 (pbk. paper) 1. General semantics. 2. Communication--Social aspects. 3. Mass media--Socials aspects. 4. Mass media and language. I. Title. 94--dc22 2011009710 To the person who has made so many contributions to this collection and to my life, I dedicate this work to Valerie V.

111) In this context the word “study” is used as a verb and it expresses a particular action or mode of being. ” Here, then, people undertook the task of study in order to become someone, in order to take on a complexion or be transformed. But a word’s meaning never sits still, for the word “study” soon enough came to mean the room within a building named for the act of studying. “The study,” a noun, now designated the physical space where persons could pore over texts or get lost in spells of concentration; people sat and studied in the study.

Obviously then, the goal is not simply to produce sounds accurately but to carefully interpret what those sounds mean. In practice this means we need others to discuss readings with us. Our talk with others about readings is an essential part of reading. But this is stated too simply. In his A History of Reading, Alberto Manguel tells of his reading aloud to Borges and how Borges analyzed, extrapolated, and elaborated as he followed along. Manguel’s point is that sometimes, perhaps often, we need experienced readers as guides.

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