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BASIL H. PILLARD
Basil H. Pillard (dates unknown) earned a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1917. He then worked as a copywriter and account executive at a string of advertising agencies in New York City. In 1928 he joined the faculty of Antioch College, the small liberal arts college in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Pillard started out as a professor of business administration, then joined the faculty of the English Department, and finally became Dean of Students.
The title page and foreword of S. I. Hayakawa's Language in Thought and Action (New York: Harcourt, Brace and Company, 1949).
This volume is an account of Hayakawa's own investigations into semantic theory. In this new edition of Hayakawa's1941 book, Language in Action, Pillard is credited as a consultant whose contributions were based on his own application of semantics to his teaching practice.