Understanding Utterances

Diane Blakemore

Language: English

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

Published: Jul 27, 1992


This textbook provides an introduction to pragmatics from the point of view of Sperber and Wilson's Relevance Theory. The first part lays down the foundations of a relevance theoretic approach to utterance understanding, which is then applied to the analysis of a range of phenomena which are central to pragmatics.