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Relevance theory

Author: Billy Clark
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013. ©2013
Series: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over the past twenty years, relevance theory has become a key area of study within semantics and pragmatics. In this comprehensive new textbook, Billy Clark introduces the key elements of the theory and how they interconnect. The book is divided into two parts - the first providing an overview of the essential machinery of the theory, and the second exploring how the original theory has been extended, applied and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Billy Clark
ISBN: 9780521878203 0521878209 9780521702416 0521702410
OCLC Number: 826658909
Description: xix, 398 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part I. Overview: 1. A first outline; 2. Origins and alternatives: Grice, relevance theory and modern pragmatics; 3. Principles of relevance; 4. Explaining inferences; Part II. Details and Developments: 5. Explicature and implicature; 6. Types of explicature; 7. Types of implicature; 8. Lexical pragmatics; 9. Figurative language: metaphor; 10. Figurative language: irony; 11. Linguistic semantics; 12. Conclusion: applications and recent developments; Appendix: key notions of relevance theory.
Series Title: Cambridge textbooks in linguistics.
Responsibility: Billy Clark.

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