Communication in relevance theory

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dc.contributor.authorFranken, Nathalie-
dc.identifier.citationFRANKEN, Nathalie. “Communication in relevance theory”. Revista alicantina de estudios ingleses. No. 11 (Nov. 1998). ISSN 0214-4808, pp. 59-74en
dc.description.abstractSperber and Wilson (1995) ground their definition of communication on their criticism of Grice's intentional definition of non-natural meaning. In such a perspective, communication is considered as an act rather than as a process. Sperber and Wilson propose two definitions of this fundamental concept. In a first time, they argue that communication involves two specific intentions; afterwards, they equate it with ostension. This paper examines and criticizes their proposals, confronting them to ordinary intuition. Some crucial issues are discussed: the equivalence of Sperber and Wilson's two definitions, the nature of the evidence used in communication, the intentionality of communication, the content of the communicative intention, the notion of mutual manifestness, and the problem of infinite regress.en
dc.description.sponsorshipResearch supported by Fonds National de la Recherche Scientifique (Belgium).en
dc.publisherUniversidad de Alicante. Departamento de Filología Inglesaen
dc.relation.ispartofRevista alicantina de estudios ingleses, No. 11 (Nov. 1998); pp. 59-74en
dc.subjectTeoría de la relevanciaen
dc.subjectActos de hablaen
dc.subjectConceptos teóricosen
dc.titleCommunication in relevance theoryen
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