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Title: Meaning and Relevance
Written By: Deirdre Wilson
Dan Sperber
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/knowledge/isbn/item6621370/?site_locale=en_US
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When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations. How can comprehension ever be achieved? Wilson and Sperber argue that comprehension is a process of inference guided by precise expectations of relevance. What are the relations between the linguistically encoded meanings studied in semantics and the thoughts that humans are capable of entertaining and conveying? How should we analyse literal meaning, approximations, metaphors and ironies? Is the ability to understand speakers' meanings rooted in a more general human ability to understand other minds? How do these abilities interact in evolution and in cognitive development? Meaning and Relevance sets out to answer these and other questions, enriching and updating relevance theory and exploring its implications for linguistics, philosophy, cognitive science and literary studies. Table of Contents Introduction: 1. Pragmatics Part I. Relevance and Meaning: 2. The mapping between the mental and the public lexicon 3. Truthfulness and relevance 4. Rhetoric and relevance 5. A deflationary account of metaphors 6. Explaining irony Part II. Explicit and Implicit Communication: 7. Linguistic form and relevance 8. Pragmatics and time 9. Recent approaches to bridging: truth, coherence, relevance 10. Mood and the analysis of non-declarative sentences 11. Metarepresentation in linguistic communication Part III. Cross-disciplinary Themes: 12. Pragmatics, modularity and mindreading 13. Testing the cognitive and communicative principles of relevance 14. The why and how of experimental pragmatics 15. A pragmatic perspective on the evolution of language

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics
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ISBN-13: 9780521747486
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