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.
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Author Biography - Christoph Unger
CHRISTOPH UNGER has been working with SIL International since 1992 on linguistic fieldwork and the training and supervision of translators. His research focuses on pragmatic theory and its implications for natural language semantics and cross-cultural communication, particularly translation.