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Title: In the Mind and across Minds
Subtitle: A Relevance-Theoretic Perspective on Communication and Translation
Edited By: Ewa Wałaszewska
Marta Kisielewska-Krysiuk
Agnieszka Piskorska

The present volume demonstrates the multifaceted potential of Relevance
Theory, which, for more than two decades now, has been inspiring studies of
the relationship between human communication and cognition. In the Mind and
across Minds reflects the main strands of relevance-theoretic research, by
expanding, evaluating and revising the researchers’ ideas in a collection
of papers by an international array of scholars. The papers explore various
aspects of communication including such issues as non-literal meaning with
the focus on irony and metaphor, the construction of ad hoc concepts, the
conceptual-procedural meaning distinction, metarepresentation, context and
politeness as well as test the applicability of Relevance Theory to the
domain of translation.

A set of readings on varied linguistic and sociocultural phenomena, this
book will be a valuable resource for scholars and students investigating
meaning in natural language and an insightful reference for those
interested in relevance-theoretic pragmatics, or pragmatics in general,
semantics, sociolinguistics and Translation Studies.

Ewa Wałaszewska, Marta Kisielewska-Krysiuk and Agnieszka Piskorska work at
the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw as Assistant
Professors. They pursue their individual research connected with Relevance
Theory and jointly organise a biennial conference Interpreting for
Relevance: Discourse and Translation.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Cognitive Science
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1443821292
ISBN-13: 9781443821292
Pages: 360
Prices: U.K. £ 44.99