Boek cover Meaning and Relevance van Deirdre Wilson

Meaning and Relevance

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uitgever Cambridge University Press
Taal Engels
Bindwijze Hardcover
Aantal paginas 396 pagina's
Illustraties Nee
Auteur(s) Deirdre Wilson | Dan Sperber | Dan Sperber
Uitgever Cambridge University Press
Extra groot lettertype Nee
Gewicht 750 g
Studieboek Ja
Verpakking breedte 155 mm
Verpakking hoogte 235 mm
Verpakking lengte 235 mm

Boekbeschrijving

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.

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