Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers by Diane BlakemoreRelevance and Linguistic Meaning: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers by Diane Blakemore

Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse Markers

byDiane BlakemoreEditorS. R. Anderson, J. J. Bresnan

Paperback | August 19, 2004

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The importance of discourse markers (words like "so," "however," and "well") lies in the theoretical questions they raise about the nature of discourse and the relationship between linguistic meaning and context. Diane Blakemore asserts that the exercise in classification that has dominated discourse marker research should be replaced by the investigation of the way in which linguistic expressions contribute to the inferential processes involved in utterance understanding.
Title:Relevance and Linguistic Meaning: The Semantics and Pragmatics of Discourse MarkersFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:212 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:August 19, 2004Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:052160771X

ISBN - 13:9780521607711

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Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Meaning and truth; 2. Non-truth conditional meaning; 3. Relevance and meaning; 4. Procedural meaning; 5. Relevance and discourse; Conclusion.

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'Relevance and Linguistic Meaning raises a number of interesting and important issues ... it is a well-structured and accessibly written book ...'. Acta Linguistica Hafniensia