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Relevance and lexical pragmatics

@article{Wilson2003RelevanceAL,
  title={Relevance and lexical pragmatics},
  author={D. Wilson},
  journal={The Italian Journal of Linguistics},
  year={2003}
}
  • D. Wilson
  • Published 2003
  • Philosophy
  • The Italian Journal of Linguistics
  • A common problem for linguists, philosophers and psychologists is that linguistically specified ('literal') word meanings are often modified in use. The literal meaning may be narrowed (e.g. drink used to mean 'alcoholic drink'), approximated (e.g. square used to mean 'squarish') or undergo metaphorical extension (e.g. rose or diamond applied to a person). Typically, narrowing, approximation and metaphorical extension are seen as distinct pragmatic processes with no common explanation: thus… CONTINUE READING
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