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MOYA PARDO, Constanza. Relevance and Inference: Cognitive Processes Typical of Human Communication. Forma funcion, Santaf, de Bogot, D.C. [online]. 2006, n.19, pp. 31-46. ISSN 0120-338X.
This paper aims to show the most representative cognitive tenets of the Theory of Relevance by Sperber and Wilson as to the ostensive-inferential model. This model posists an explicit deductive mechanism which accounts for processes and strategies allowing the transfer from literal meaning to pragmatic interpretation of messages in the human communicative process.
Keywords : Interpretation; Relevance; Inferences; Ostension; Assumptions.