Bliss, Karl

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Karl (Charles), Austrian semanticist, 1897-1985.
Blissymbolics - visual sign system, artificially constructed by Bliss in 1965, and used as communication aid for rehabilitation in persons with severely impaired speech function. Synonym(s): semantography
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Bliss, conhecido como Blissymbolics ou Sistema Bliss de Comunicacao [4].
They judged nouns as more iconical than verbs, and these ones as more iconical than modifiers, which suggests imageability effects of grammatical categories; also, Blissymbolics were judged as the least iconical Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems.
I was given a headpointer that I wore like a baseball cap and a manual communication board with Bliss symbols (Editor's Note: Bliss symbols, or Blissymbolics, use graphic symbols, many of which are geometrical shapes and lines, which can be combined in sequences to depict meaning.
There are many other examples of semasiography: the numerous semasiographic writing systems of the North American Indian tribes [5]; the elaborate system of Baroque allegorical painting with multiple levels of rhetorical device and mythological allusion, which has its roots in the rhetorical art of memory [10]; Blissymbolics, which, arising out of the fascination with a universal language that has possessed the West since the 16th and 17th centuries, is the most thorough example of an attempt to create an international semasiography [1]; and, in our period, the growing number of international icons used in traffic signs, equipment instructions, and packaging [7].
The therapist told us about Blissymbolics, an alternative communication system being used in Canada with children who couldn't talk.
Quite another approach has been successfully employed in Blissymbolics [5], a semantically based visual language that has proved remarkably effective as the basis of alternative communication systems for people who are severely disabled.
For instance, the Blissymbolic was introduced as a result of an attempt to create an easy-to-use international language inspired from the Chinese writing system.