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Meaning and relevance

Author: Deirdre Wilson; Dan Sperber; Cambridge University Press.
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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Wilson and Sperber argue that comprehension is a process of inference guided by precise expectations of relevance. This book enriches and updates relevance theory and explores its implications for  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deirdre Wilson; Dan Sperber; Cambridge University Press.
ISBN: 9780521766777 052176677X 9780521747486 0521747481
OCLC Number: 894967932
Description: XIV, 382 s. : il. ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: 1. Pragmatics; Part I. Relevance and Meaning: 2. The mapping between the mental and the public lexicon; 3. Truthfulness and relevance; 4. Rhetoric and relevance; 5. A deflationary account of metaphors; 6. Explaining irony; Part II. Explicit and Implicit Communication: 7. Linguistic form and relevance; 8. Pragmatics and time; 9. Recent approaches to bridging: truth, coherence, relevance; 10. Mood and the analysis of non-declarative sentences; 11. Metarepresentation in linguistic communication; Part III. Cross-disciplinary Themes: 12. Pragmatics, modularity and mindreading; 13. Testing the cognitive and communicative principles of relevance; 14. The why and how of experimental pragmatics; 15. A pragmatic perspective on the evolution of language.
Responsibility: Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber.

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