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Relevance: Communication and Cognition
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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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Relevance: Communication and cognition, 2nd ed.
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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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On verbal irony
Some years ago, a referendum was held on whether Britain should enter the Common Market. There was a long campaign beforehand: television programmes were devoted to it; news magazines brought outExpand
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Précis of Relevance: Communication and Cognition
In Relevance: Communication and Cognition , we outline a new approach to the study of human communication, one based on a general view of human cognition. Attention and thought processes, we argue,Expand
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Truthfulness and Relevance
This paper questions the widespread view that verbal communication is governed by a maxim, norm or convention of truthfulness which applies at the level of what is literally meant, or what is said.Expand
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Metarepresentation in linguistic communication
© Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber 2012. Introduction Several strands of research on metarepresentation have a bearing on the study of linguistic communication. On the whole, there has been littleExpand
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Relevance and prosody
Prosodic elements such as stress and intonation are generally seen as providing both ‘natural’ and properly linguistic input to utterance comprehension. They contribute not only to overtExpand
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