How to Say What You Mean (1956)

16 Mar
Producer  KQED-TV San Francisco, NET Film Service
Contributors  Created by Dr. S.I. Hayakawa of San Francisco State University
Length  30 minutes
B&W/Color  Black & White
UO Library Catalog description: Defines communication as a speaker-illusion relationship. Explains the difference between a sign and a symbol. Discusses the importance of proper translation. Points out that transmission of ideas depends upon common areas of experience. Features Dr. S. I. Hayakawa of San Francisco State College.
Call # Film Mc77
Genre  Instructional
Rare  Yes
Online  No
Copyright status  Copyrighted
Physical condition  Good
Oregon-related  No


This was Episode #13 of a series called Language in Action. Discusses language as the principal instrument of oral communication, dramatizing events in the lives of students of a college speech class.

In our 16mm archive here at the University of Oregon we have another episode in this series, created by S.I. Hayakawa called The Language of Advertising.

KQED TV is a public broadcasting network in the Bay Area of California.  From their wesbite: Since first going on the air in 1954, KQED has been an integral part of the Bay Area’s media and cultural landscape. The station produces its own unique local and national programs and collaborates with filmmakers and documentary producers. .

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