Relevance-Theoretical Account of Vague Language
Available Online November 2015.
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- Vagueness; Root of vagueness; Relevance Theory;
- Vagueness, an intrinsic attribute of any natural language, plays an important role in social communication. Why in some cases vague language is more preferable than the exact one and how is it generated The answer could be well provided by resorting to Relevance Theory, which interprets the vague language either as the instance of loose talk judging the relationship between its propositional form and a thought of the speaker, or as the result of existence of vague concepts according to the relationships between the thought and what it represents.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhi Yang PY - 2015/11 DA - 2015/11 TI - Relevance-Theoretical Account of Vague Language BT - Proceedings of the 2015 International Conference on Social Science, Education Management and Sports Education PB - Atlantis Press SP - 23 EP - 27 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/ssemse-15.2015.7 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/ssemse-15.2015.7 ID - Yang2015/11 ER -