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Relevance Theory

More than Understanding

Editor(s): Ewa Wałaszewska and Agnieszka Piskorska
Contributors: Anna Muszyńska, Manuel Padilla Cruz, Francisco Yus, Deirdre Wilson, Anna Wiechecka, Christoph Unger, Piotr Szymczak,

Book Description

The present volume covers a variety of topics which are at the centre of interest in pragmatic research: understanding and believing, reference, politeness, communication problems, stylistics, metaphor, and humour. Next to innovative theoretical proposals, there are interesting analyses and discussions.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-4019-4
ISBN-10: 1-4438-4019-X
Date of Publication: 01/08/2012
Pages / Size: 380 / A5
Price: £49.99
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Biography

Ewa Wałaszewska and Agnieszka Piskorska are Assistant Professors at the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland. They are also co-editors of a number of publications related to Relevance Theory. Ewa Wałaszewska’s principal interests lie within the fields of semantics and pragmatics, including Relevance Theory, its applications to the study of particular linguistic phenomena as well as its theoretical implications for the investigation of human communication and cognition. Agnieszka Piskorska’s interests have been invariably connected with a relevance-theoretic approach to text interpretation and its impact on the hearer, especially in humour and translation studies.