With the purchase of 15 to 20 more books to supplement its current six, the Coop plans to open next fall a shelf devoted exclusively to semantics, the study of the meaning of meaning.
The problem with lumping together such volumes, Coop buyer Robert Nindel point out, is that with little stretch of the imagination they could also be classified in other categories. However, he praised the idea for a special shelf.
Additions to the Coop's shelves will include works of Stuart Chase, Wendell Johnson, Hayakawa and Korzybski, chosen from a suggested list in "ETC.", a general semantics quarterly.