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.