Relevance: Communication and Cognition
RELEVANCE, first published in 1986, was named as one of the most important and influential books of the decade in the TIMES HIGHER EDUCATIONAL SUPPLEMENT. This revised edition includes a new Postface outlining developments in Relevance Theory since 1986, discussing the more serious criticisms of the theory, and envisaging possible revisions or extensions.
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