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Applications of Relevance Theory

From Discourse to Morphemes

Editor(s): Agnieszka Piskorska, Ewa Wałaszewska

Book Description

The collection of papers discusses various applications of Relevance Theory within several areas of pragmatics and discourse analysis. It covers an array of topics, including the treatment of figurative language, pragmatic markers and lexical pragmatics within Relevance Theory. It also discusses relevance-theoretic analyses of special kinds of discourse, such as discourse emerging from the internet or from psychotherapeutic sessions. The volume will primarily interest relevance theorists and scholars working on the subjects addressed by particular chapters.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-7280-5
ISBN-10: 1-4438-7280-6
Date of Publication: 01/05/2017
Pages / Size: 345 / A5
Price: £68.99
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Biography

Agnieszka Piskorska is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. She applies Relevance Theory to the study of interpersonal and affective aspects of human communication, including the use of humour and irony.

Ewa Wałaszewska is a post-doctoral researcher at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. Her research interests lie within semantics and pragmatics, and they particularly focus on Relevance Theory and its application to the study of particular linguistic phenomena, as well as its theoretical implications for the investigation of human communication and cognition.