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Relevance Relations in Discourse
A Study with Special Reference to Sissala

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Linguistics

  • Date Published: November 2006
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521032049

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  • This book uses Sperber and Wilson's relevance theory to show that connectivity in discourse is a pragmatic rather than a semantic matter: it results from relevance relations between text and context rather than from relations linguistically encoded in the text. In two introductory chapters, Regina Blass argues that relevance theory offers a more explanatory account of discourse connectivity than do alternative approaches based on notions of cohesion, coherence and topic. In subsequent chapters, she introduces data from the language Sissala and shows how relevance theory can play an important role in guiding and constraining semantic and pragmatic analyses of these data. This approach reveals unexpected results - for example the detection of an interpretive use marker in Sissala, with implications for the analysis of so-called 'hearsay phenomena' in other languages - and leads to an alternative basis for particle typology.

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    • Date Published: November 2006
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521032049
    • length: 300 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 151 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.456kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Acknowledgements
    List of abbreviations and symbols
    Maps
    Introduction
    1. What is discourse?
    2. Relevance theory and discourse
    3. The interpretive-use marker ré
    4. Constraints on relevance and particle typology
    5. Baa: truth-conditional or non-truth-conditional particle?
    6. Defining in Sissala
    7. Meanings and domains of universal quantification
    8. Co-ordination and stylistic effects
    Notes
    References
    Index.

  • Author

    Regina Blass

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