Matthew 9:4-17 in the light of relevance theory

Gutt, Dr Ernst-August (1986) Matthew 9:4-17 in the light of relevance theory. [Journal (Paginated)]

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This brief article applies insights of relevance theory to the sequence of three parables found in the passage specified. It explores step-by-step how the interpretation process - constrained by the principle of relevance - could have proceeded, paying special attention to the likely accessibility of background information needed for deriving implicatures. It points out how such an explicit analysis can be used to evaluate rival interpretations of the text.

Item Type:Journal (Paginated)
Keywords:Relevance theory, metaphor, contextual assumption, contextual implication, communication
Subjects:Psychology > Cognitive Psychology
Linguistics > Pragmatics
ID Code:2635
Deposited By: Gutt, Ernst-August
Deposited On:04 Dec 2002
Last Modified:11 Mar 2011 08:55

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Allen, W. C. [1912] 1977. A Critical and Exegetical Commentary on the Gospel According to Matthew. Edinburgh: T. and T. Clark.

Gundry, R. H. 1982 Matthew. A Commentary on His Literary and Theological Art. Grand Rapids: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.

Lenski, R. C. H. [1943] 1964 The Interpretation of St. Matthew's Gospel. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House

Sperber, D., and Wilson D. 1986. Relevance: Communication and Cognition. Oxford: Basil Blackwell


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