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Relevance theory: New horizons Foreword by Tim Wharton, Caroline Jagoe and Deirdre Wilson

Wharton, Tim; Jagoe, Caroline; Wilson, Deirdre; (2022) Relevance theory: New horizons Foreword by Tim Wharton, Caroline Jagoe and Deirdre Wilson. Journal of Pragmatics , 194 pp. 1-5. 10.1016/j.pragma.2022.03.012. Green open access

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Abstract

This editorial provides an overview of some of the new horizons that are visible from the pragmatic framework of relevance theory. While its roots lie firmly in linguistic pragmatics, the influence of relevance theory has spread – indeed, continues to spread – to a range of disciplines, some of which might be said to lie beyond its original domain. As well as contributing to cognitive sciences such as developmental and evolutionary psychology and the emergent domain of experimental pragmatics – relevance theory was, after all, originally conceived as a model of communication and cognition – a growing number of researchers is bringing a relevance-theoretic perspective to work in: literary and artistic studies; anthropology, cross-cultural studies and the social sciences; and disciplines as diverse as affective science, internet-mediated discourse and clinical practice.

Type: Article
Title: Relevance theory: New horizons Foreword by Tim Wharton, Caroline Jagoe and Deirdre Wilson
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1016/j.pragma.2022.03.012
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pragma.2022.03.012
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Inferential communication, Ostension, Non-propositional effects, Pragmatics, Relevance theory
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Div of Psychology and Lang Sciences > Linguistics
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10186456
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