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date: 25 March 2019

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Relevance theory is a cognitive pragmatics theory of communication which is based upon a general quality of human cognition: that it is relevance-oriented. It applies this basic principle to the processing of any input and is also at work in the production and interpretation of utterances, with important consequences on how pragmatics views communication.

Keywords: relevance theory, intention, cognition, inference, manifestness, explicature, implicature

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