His most significant academic contributions appear in a pair of volumes of Language and Ideology in which he primarily edited. Following traditional tenets of general semantics, he combined theory and practice in his classroom instruction and systematically built effectual and affective roadmaps to self-analysis. He specifically trained undergraduates to separate highly charged linguistic environments from their higher cognitive functioning. The overarching goal was based on developing one into a more rational, self-regulated individual. His scientific theories are based on the established research of cognitive science and the more specific discipline of general semantics.