Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence: The Pragmatics of Discourse Type / Edition 1 by C. Unger | 9781403985330 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence: The Pragmatics of Discourse Type / Edition 1
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Genre, Relevance and Global Coherence: The Pragmatics of Discourse Type / Edition 1

by C. Unger
     
 

ISBN-10: 1403985332

ISBN-13: 9781403985330

Pub. Date: 11/28/2006

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

This book seeks to explain how discourse types influence the addressee's understanding of the communicator's intention. Examining global coherence-based accounts as well as proposals based on Gricean pragmatics, it argues that the key to a solution lies in the cognitive and communicative principles of relevance proposed by Sperber & Wilson.

Overview

This book seeks to explain how discourse types influence the addressee's understanding of the communicator's intention. Examining global coherence-based accounts as well as proposals based on Gricean pragmatics, it argues that the key to a solution lies in the cognitive and communicative principles of relevance proposed by Sperber & Wilson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403985330
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Series:
Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition Series
Edition description:
2006
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements Introduction PART 1: GLOBAL COHERENCE AND GENRE Global Coherence and Global Discourse Relations Topic-based Approaches to Global Coherence Global Coherence and Grounding In Discourse PART 2: EXPECTATIONS OF RELEVANCE AND GENRE Expectations of Relevance Expectations of Relevance, Implicit Questioning in Discourse, and Genre Empirical Issues in Global Coherence and Discourse Typology Genre in Code-based Theories of Communication Conversational Maxims and Genre A Re-analysis of Genre and its Implications for Pragmatics Notes Bibliography Index

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