Relevance Theory
Relevance theory is a proposal by Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson that seeks to explain the second method of communication: one that takes into account implicit inferences.[clarification needed] It argues that the hearer/reader/audience will search for meaning in any given communication situation and having found meaning that fits their expectation of relevance, will stop processing.

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Relevance theory - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Relevance Theory is a proposal by Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson that seeks to explain the second method of communication: one that takes into account ...
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"Relevance Theory Revisited"- Sperber and Wilson - people
This paper outlines the main assumptions of Relevance Theory (Sperber & Wilson ... Relevance Theory is based on a definition of relevance and two principles of ...
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Relevance Theory | Language Evolution
06.06.2007 · Thank you for drawing attention to Relevance Theory. The implications of the theory for the evolution of language are drawn out in two articles available ...
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Relevance Theory and Discourse Analysis: Complementary ...
GIALens. (2008):3. 1 Relevance Theory and Discourse Analysis: Complementary Approaches for Translator Training
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This paper outlines the main assumptions of Relevance Theory (Sperber & Wilson ... Relevance Theory is based on a definition of relevance and two principles of ...
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Relevance Theory Online Bibliographic Service
Relevance Theory Online Bibliographic Service (Thematic Sections) Department of English Studies Last modified: 14 December 2013. Created and updated by:.
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Pragmatics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)
Nov 28, 2006 ... 3.1 Two models of Linguistic Communication; 3.2 Relevance Theory. 3.2.1 The Principles of Relevance; 3.2.2 Implicated Premises and ...
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Relevance theory
Relevance Theory is a framework for the study of cognition, proposed primarily in ... Te core of Relevance Theory can be divided into two sets of assumptions.
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Relevance theory - SlideShare
Mar 1, 2013 ... ENGLISHGRAMMATICAL THEORY IRelevance Theory Academic Year: 08- 09 Blanca Pineda Flory Inglés Ale.
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Introduction to Relevance Theory
The following introduction to Relevance Theory is taken from chapter 1, section 4 of: ... While this introduction does cover the main aspects of Relevance Theory.
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Over the past twenty years, Relevance Theory has become a key area of study within semantics and pragmatics. In this comprehensive new textbook, Billy Clark  ...
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Cambridge Encyclopedia of the Language Sciences. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [ref. added 29-7-2011]; Carston, R. (2011a) "Relevance Theory.
CSMN4021 - Pragmatics and Relevance Theory - University of Oslo ...
The course acts as an introduction to work on communication within Relevance Theory and the Gricean tradition. The readings are drawn from recently published  ...
[PDF]Relevance theory and the saying/implicating distinction. In
1. Relevance Theory and the Saying/Implicating Distinction. Robyn Carston. University College London. 1. Introduction. It is widely accepted that there is a ...
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Linguistics, University College London. CSMN, University of ... Relevance Theory (RT) is best known for its account of verbal communication and comprehension ...
Linguistics seminar: Relevance theory and pragmatics — Doctoral ...
Prof Dr Deirdre Wilson (University College London). With Professor Dan Sperber, Deirdre Wilson is the founder of Relevance Theory, a theory of pragmatics that ...
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University College London / Nara Women's University ... The full breadth and richness of Relevance Theory is represented here, both in its applications to ...
Current Issues in Relevance Theory | Edited by Villy Rouchota and ...
Current Issues in Relevance Theory. Edited by Villy Rouchota and Andreas H. Jucker. University College London / Justus Liebig University, Giessen. The eleven ...
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Books on the term Relevance Theory
Current Issues in Relevance Theory
Current Issues in Relevance Theory
Villy Rouchota, Andreas H. Jucker, 1998
Many of the papers included in this volume were first presented at the 5th International Pragmatics Conference held in July 1996 in Mexico City.
Relevance: Communication and Cognition
Relevance: Communication and Cognition
Dan Sperber, 1996
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 Preface outlining developments in Relevance Theory since 1986, discussing the more serious criticisms of the theory, and envisaging possible revisions or exten...
Relevance Theory
Relevance Theory
Billy Clark, 2013
The definitive introduction to Relevance Theory, starting from the basics and covering all its key ideas.
Relevance Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Relevance Theory (Cambridge Textbooks in Linguistics)
Billy Clark, 2013
Over the past twenty years, Relevance Theory has become a key area of study within semantics and pragmatics. In this comprehensive new textbook, Billy Clark introduces the key elements of the theory and how they interconnect. The book is divided into two parts - the first providing an overview of the essential machinery of the theory, and the secon...
Relevance Theory: Applications and Implications
Relevance Theory: Applications and Implications
Robyn Carston, Seiji Uchida, 1998
This collection of papers arises from a meeting of relevance theorists held in Osaka, May 29-30, 1993.
Meaning and Relevance
Meaning and Relevance
Deirdre Wilson, 2012
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...
Poetic Effects: A Relevance Theory Perspective
Poetic Effects: A Relevance Theory Perspective
Adrian Pilkington, 2000
This is followed by a broader discussion of philosophical and psychological issues having a bearing on the question of what is expressed non-propositionally in literary communication.
Relevance Theory: Guide to Successful Communication in Translation
Relevance Theory: Guide to Successful Communication in Translation
1992
This book, Relevance Theory A Guide to Successful Communication in Translation, describes the nature of communication, the implications it has for the theory of translation, and its application to Bible translation. Table of ContentsPreface1. The Nature of Communication2. The Principle of Relevance3. The Notion of Faithfulness4. Nonliteral Language...
Metarepresentation: A Relevance-theory Approach
Metarepresentation: A Relevance-theory Approach
Eun-Ju Noh, 2000
The author explains how metarepresentation works in various types of uses: quotations, negation, echo questions, and conditionals in terms of truth conditions and pragmatic enrichment. Ample examples are provided from the English language.
Literary Theory: An Introduction
Literary Theory: An Introduction
Terry Eagleton, 2008
“This concise and lucid volume offers a satisfying survey of all the major theories, from structuralism in the 1960s to deconstruction today, that have made academic criticism both intriguing and off-putting to the outsider.” —New York Times Book Review “Literary Theory has the kind of racy readability that one associates more often with English cr...
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Is Relevance Theory relevant to rhetoric? | Rhetoricked
Chris Cocchiarella and I are working on a book review of Meaning and Relevance (M&R), the 2012 collection of scholarly essays in linguistic pragmatics by Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber, who present Relevance Theory (RT), a cognitive, as opposed to merely linguistic, theory of communication. By a ‘cognitive’ theory, they mean not only the process…
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On relevance and rigour in macroeconomics | Real-World Economics Review Blog
from Lars Syll There is something about the way macroeconomists construct their models nowadays that obviously doesn’t sit right. Empirical evidence only plays a minor role in neoclassical mainstream economic theory, where models largely function as a substitute for empirical evidence. One might have hoped that humbled by the manifest failure of its theoretical pretences…
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Relevance Theory and the Problem of Tense-Aspect in Biblical Hebrew | Biblical Language Center
Genesis 22 is a common narrative text that is used in introductory biblical Hebrew courses. There are several points of syntax and narrative style in
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Integral Options Cafe: Verbal Humor in "The Big Bang Theory" Comes from the Contrast Between Maximal Relevance and Optimal Relevance
Huh? Way to take the fun out of the best sit-com in ages. Still, it's cool to see a linguistic philosophical examination of a popular culture artifact.
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Relevance Theory as model for analyzing visual and multimodal communication | Adventures in Multimodality (AIM)
The following is a chapter that has been submitted for publication in David Machin (ed.), Visual Communication. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. Please quote it accordingly. ChF (c.j.forceville@uva.nl) download paper.
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Relevance Theory | Language Evolution
Here's a brief summary of Relevance Theory for anyone who's interested. I'm just reading up on it and it seems like a potent approach for dealing with the intersection between cognition and communication. The info here is based upon the paper Relevance Theory by Deirdre Wilson and Dan Sperber. Hope this might be of some…
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[1310.1328] The Relevance of Proofs of the Rationality of Probability Theory to Automated Reasoning and Cognitive Models
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CFP – Permanent Seminar Conference 2014: Critical Theory, Film and Media: Where is “Frankfurt” now?, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, DE, Aug. 20-24, 2014 | | The Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories
CFP – Permanent Seminar Conference 2014: Critical Theory, Film and Media: Where is “Frankfurt” now?, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt, DE, Aug. 20-24, 2014 The Permanent Seminar on Histories of Film Theories is very pleased to present the Call For Papers for its 2014 Conference: Critical Theory, Film and Media: Where is “Frankfurt” now? CFP below, and our online CFP abstract submission form follows at bottom.
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Ethiopia: Theory of Toxic Leadership and Its Relevance – the Case of Ethiopian Civil Service Organizations
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