EL MODELO DE LA TEORIA: CODIFICACION/DECODIFICACION Y OSTENCION/INFERENCIA. TEORIA DE LA RELEVANCIA. Our book Relevance (Sperber and Wilson ) treats utterance interpretation as a two-phase process: a modular decoding phase is seen as providing input to. Wilks, Y. () “Comments on Sperber and Wilson’s paper.” In: Mutual Bonilla , S. () “Información y relevancia. ) Tópicos em teoria da relevância.

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The core of the theory is the “communicative principle of relevance”, which states that by the act of making an utterance the speaker is conveying that what they have said is worth listening to, i. Sperber and Wilson’s theory begins with some watershed assumptions that are typical of pragmatic theories. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

They then say just enough to communicate what they intend — relying on the audience to fill in the details that they did not explicitly communicate. See the talk page for details.

Relevance theory

Relevance theory is framework for understanding utterance interpretation first proposed by Dan Sperber and Deirdre Wilson and used within cognitive linguistics and pragmatics. Context almost always plays a part in communication as do other factors such as the author’s intentions, the relationship between the sender and receiver and so forth.


Retrieved from ” https: For Sperber and Wilson, relevance is conceived as relative or subjective, as it depends upon the state of knowledge of a hearer wilwon they encounter an utterance. This can be visualized as follows:.

This will cause each person engaged in the interaction to arrive at the presumption of relevancewhich is the notion that a implicit messages are relevant enough to be worth bothering to process, and b the speaker will be as economical as they possibly can be in communicating it.

However, they are quick to note that their theory does not attempt to exhaustively define the concept of “relevance” in everyday use, but tries to show an interesting and important part of human communication, in particular ostensive-inferential communication.

Namely, it argues that all utterances are encountered in some context and that utterances convey a number of implicatures. It was originally inspired by the work of H.

Cambridge University Press, pp. In this conceptual model, the author takes into account the context of the communication and the mutual cognitive environment between the author and the audience. Human communication however, is almost never this simple.

They further note that it will be manifest to people who are engaged in inferential communication that each other have the notion of relevance in their minds. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


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This is usually referred to as the code model [1] or the conduit metaphor [2] of communication. Relevance theory’s central insights are formalized in the following two-part principle, the Presumption of Optimal Relevance see Postface to Sperber and Wilsonp.

This page was last edited on 4 Novemberat There are two ways to conceive of how thoughts are communicated from one person to anv. In addition, they posit the notion of manifestnesswhich is silson something is grasped either consciously or unconsciously by a person. Paul Grice and developed out of his ideas, but has since become a pragmatic framework in its own right.