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Meaning and Relevance - Wilson, Deirdre, and Sperber, Dan
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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 ...

Meaning and Relevance 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521747486

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Meaning and Relevance 2012, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521766777

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