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Relevance Relations in Discourse : A Study With Special Reference to Sissala (Paperback)

Author: Blass, Regina

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Using data from Sissala, a previously unanalyzed language, this book shows that the analysis of text and discourse is best approached from a cognitive rather than a strictly linguistic point of view. In two introductory chapters, Regina Blass argues that Sperber and Wilsons relevance theory, a general account of communication and cognition, sheds more light on conversational data than do alternative linguistic approaches based on such notions as cohesion, coherence, and topic. In subsequent chapters, she discusses the Sissala equivalents of words such as indeed, so, after all, and also, and compares them with their English, French, and German counterparts. This book offers convincing evidence that although cultural backgrounds may vary considerably, the principles involved in utterance interpretation are universally the same. *Author: Blass, Regina/ Austin, P./ Bresnan, J. *Series Title: Cambridge Studies in Linguistics (Paperback) *Series Number: 55 *Binding Type: Paperback *Number of Pages: 300 *Publication Date: 2006/11/02 *Language: English *Dimensions: 5.98 x 9.01 x 0.67 inches


Publisher Cambridge Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780521032049
SKU 203093083
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0521032040
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0300
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Part 55
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