• Entry
  • Reader's guide
  • Entries A-Z
  • Subject index

General Semantics

  • By: Thomas M. Steinfatt
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

General semantics states that the transfer of culture across generations is the distinguishing feature between humans and other life forms, with symbolic communication serving as the transfer system. Intended to improve understanding among people and cultures, this tradition attempts ...

    • Loading...
    locked icon

    Sign in to access this content

    Get a 30 day FREE TRIAL

    • Watch videos from a variety of sources bringing classroom topics to life
    • Read modern, diverse business cases
    • Explore hundreds of books and reference titles