TY - GEN ID - cogprints2280 UR - http://cogprints.org/2280/ A1 - Sperber, Dan A1 - Wilson, Deirdre Y1 - 1998/// N2 - We argue that the presence of a word in an utterance serves as starting point for a relevance guided inferential process that results in the construction of a contextually appropriate sense. The linguistically encoded sense of a word does not serve as its default interpretation. The cases where the contextually appropriate sense happens to be identical to this linguistic sense have no particular theoretical significance. We explore some of the consequences of this view. One of these consequences is that there may be many more mentally represented concepts than there are linguistically encoded concepts. PB - Cambridge University Press KW - cognition KW - communication KW - languge of thought KW - lexicon KW - linguistics KW - mind KW - philosophy KW - pragmatics KW - psychology KW - relevance KW - relevance theory TI - The Mapping between the Mental and the Public Lexicon SP - 184 AV - public EP - 200 ER -