Date: 21-Nov-2006 From: Palgrave Macmillan <palgravemacmillanpalgrave.com> Subject: Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence: Unger
Title: Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence
Subtitle: The Pragmatics of Discourse Type
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence seeks to explain how discourse types or genre may influence the addressee's inferential processes in identifying the communicator's intention. It examines global coherence-based accounts as well as proposals based on Gricean pragmatics, arguing that the key to a solution lies in the interplay of the cognitive and communicative principles of relevance proposed by Sperber & Wilson. It unravels intricate relations between cognitive mechanisms, communicative principles and expectations of relevance in complex ostensive stimuli such as texts.