Meaning and Relevance download free [PDF and Ebook] by Deirdre Wilson

Meaning and Relevance download free [PDF and Ebook] by Deirdre Wilson year 2012
  • Book name: Meaning and Relevance
  • Author: Deirdre Wilson
  • Release date: 2012/2/24
  • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780521747486
  • Rating: 8.24 of 10
  • Votes: 282
  • Review by: Crosby Cochrane
  • Review rating: 9.89 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/4
  • Total pages: 395
  • Includes a PDF summary of 40 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 20H57M25S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Philosophy: Epistemology & Theory Of Knowledge, Semantics, Linguistics
  • Available formats: LRF, PDF, EPUB, WORD, TXT, ODT, DOC, TIFF. Compressed in ZIP, AZW, RAR, DEB
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 46.63 USD
  • Dimensions: 151x227x19mm
  • Weight: 630g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Cambridge, United Kingdom
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