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Relevance: Communication and Cognition
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Explaining Culture: A Naturalistic Approach
Preface. Introduction. 1. How to be a True Materialist in Anthropology. 2. Interpreting and Explaining Cultural Representations. 3. Anthropology and Psychology: Towards an Epidemiology ofExpand
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Relevance Theory *
This paper outlines the main assumptions of relevance theory (Sperber & Wilson 1985, 1995, 1998, 2002, Wilson & Sperber 2002), an inferential approach to pragmatics. Relevance theory is based on aExpand
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Relevance: Communication and Cognition
Preface to Second Edition. List of symbols. 1. Communication. 2. Inference. 3. Relevance. 4. Aspects of Verbal Communication. Postface. Notes to First Edition. Notes to Second Edition. Notes toExpand
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Why do humans reason? Arguments for an argumentative theory
Abstract Reasoning is generally seen as a means to improve knowledge and make better decisions. However, much evidence shows that reasoning often leads to epistemic distortions and poor decisions.Expand
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Relevance: Communication and cognition, 2nd ed.
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The modularity of thought and the epidemiology of representations.
Ten years ago, Jerry Fodor published The Modularity of Mind, a book that received much well-deserved attention. His target was the then-dominant view according to which there are no importantExpand
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Irony and the Use-Mention Distinction
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Linguistic form and relevance
© Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber 2012. Introduction Our book Relevance (Sperber and Wilson 1986a) treats utterance interpretation as a two-phase process: a modular decoding phase is seen as providingExpand
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Attribution of Beliefs by 13-Month-Old Infants
In two experiments, we investigated whether 13-month-old infants expect agents to behave in a way that is consistent with information to which they have been exposed. Infants watched animations inExpand
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