Wilson, Deirdre and Relevance Theory

  title={Wilson, Deirdre and Relevance Theory},
  author={Nicholas Allott},
Deirdre Wilson (born 1941) is one of the key figures in the history of pragmatics since its emergence as a distinct field of research in the 1970s. She is professor of linguistics (now emerita) at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences at University College London, and, since 2007, a research director of the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo. With Dan Sperber she is the co-founder of relevance theory, a theory of cognition and communication that is one… CONTINUE READING


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