Relevance Theory—New Directions and Developments

@inproceedings{Carston2008RelevanceTD,
  title={Relevance Theory—New Directions and Developments},
  author={R. Carston and George Powell},
  year={2008}
}
As a post-Gricean pragmatic theory, Relevance Theory (RT) takes as its starting point the question of how hearers bridge the gap between sentence meaning and speaker meaning. That there is such a gap has been a given of linguistic philosophy since Grice’s (1967) Logic and Conversation. But the account that relevance theory offers of how this gap is bridged, although originating as a development of Grice’s co-operative principle and conversational maxims, differs from other broadly Gricean… Expand
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