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How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence
Subtitle: The Pragmatics of Discourse Type
Written By: Christoph Unger
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition

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.

Publication Year: 2006
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1403985332
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 320
Prices: U.K. £ 55.00