Re: Corporate constructs

Gary Blanchard (
Wed, 22 May 1996 13:25:56 -0700

Lois Shawver wrote:
> I am still thinking about the concept of a "personal construct", if it's
> differentiated from a "corporate construct". If I have a "personal
> construct" is it supposed to be a construct that had no roots in a
> linguistic community? In what sense is it "personal"? Are personal
> constructs based on neologism?
> ..Lois Shawver

Hello Lois and all...

Thougsht I'd piggyback on your note for ease of emailing to you and all,
concerning this and other, recent conversations in which we have engaged.

Thanks to you, Lois, I have begun to develop a more intimate acquaintance
with the notion of Postmodernism. Currently I am researching the web,
and reading and reflecting upon what I can only assess as itself a
'metanarrative,' or as we used to say in graduate school, a 'megacept.'
Please send along any further clarifications and educations you have
about this point.

In the meantime, here for all of my friends, are two quotes I came across
during my [continuing] reading and reflecting:

I.Because everyone uses language to talk, everyone thinks (s)he can
talk about language. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

II. Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains
the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests. Samuel
Taylor Coleridge.

Best wishes....................... Gary