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Mon Nov 25 2002

Books: Ling Theories: Mackenzie

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  1. f.kennedy, Paradigms of Reading: Mackenzie

Message 1: Paradigms of Reading: Mackenzie

Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 15:38:19 +0000
From: f.kennedy <>
Subject: Paradigms of Reading: Mackenzie

Title: Paradigms of Reading
Subtitle: Relevance Theory and Deconstruction
Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: Ian Mackenzie 
Hardback: ISBN: 0333997581, Pages: 224, Price: $45.00
Linguistic signs do not coincide with intended or interpreted
meanings. For relevance theory, this theoretical commonplace merely
demonstrates the inferential nature of language. For Paul de Man, on
the contrary, it suggested that language is unstable, random,
arbitrary, mechanical, ironic and inhuman. This book seeks to show
that relevance theory is a more plausible account of communication,
cognition and literary interpretation than the deconstructionist
theory de Man elaborated from readings of Rousseau, Hegel and


IAN MACKENZIE is an English language teacher, teacher trainer and
coursebook writer and the author of numerous articles on linguistics
and literary theory. He teaches at the Haute Ecole de Gestion,

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