Relevance: Communication and Cognition

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Harvard University Press, 1986 - Psychology - 288 pages
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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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Contents

Inference
65
Relevance
118
Aspects of verbal communication
172
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Dan Sperber is Directeur de Recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. He has been visiting Professor at Princeton University, The London School of Economics and the University of Michigan. He is author of "Rethinking Symbolism," "On Anthropological Knowledge" and, with Deirdre Wilson," Relevance: Communication and Cogntion" (1995).

Deirdre Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at University College London and Research Professor at the Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature at the University of Oslo.

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