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Product Description: When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations. How can comprehension ever be achieved? Wilson and Sperber argue that comprehension is a process of inference guided by precise expectations of relevance...read more

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9780521766777 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 23, 2012, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations.

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9780521747486 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 23, 2012, cover price $49.99 | About this edition: When people speak, their words never fully encode what they mean, and the context is always compatible with a variety of interpretations.

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Product Description: How do we understand what we are told, resolve ambiguities, appreciate metaphor and irony, and grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication? This book provides the first comprehensive introduction to an exciting new field in which models of language and meaning are tested and compared using techniques from psycholinguistics...read more
By Ira A. Noveck (editor) and Dan Sperber (editor)

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9781403903501 | Palgrave Macmillan, January 15, 2005, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: How do we understand what we are told, resolve ambiguities, appreciate metaphor and irony, and grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication?

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9781403903518 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 17, 2006, cover price $52.00 | About this edition: How do we understand what we are told, resolve ambiguities, appreciate metaphor and irony, and grasp both explicit and implicit content in verbal communication?

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Product Description: This volume in the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations. Metarepresentations are ubiquitous among human beings, whenever we think or talk about mental states or linguistic acts, or theorize about the mind or language...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Dan Sperber (editor)

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9780195141153 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 31, 2000, cover price $115.00 | About this edition: This volume in the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations.

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Product Description: This volume in the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations. Metarepresentations are ubiquitous among human beings, whenever we think or talk about mental states or linguistic acts, or theorize about the mind or language...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Dan Sperber (editor)

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9780195141146 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, August 31, 2000, cover price $170.00 | About this edition: This volume in the Vancouver Studies in Cognitive Science series concerns metarepresentation: the construction and use of representations that represent other representations.

Product Description: This work provides new ways of bridging the social and cognitive sciences. Suppose, it suggests, a net is cast that lets through anything but mental things, and environmental things that have mental things, both among their causes and their effects...read more

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9780631200444 | Blackwell Pub, November 1, 1996, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: This work provides new ways of bridging the social and cognitive sciences.

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9780631200451 | Blackwell Pub, November 1, 1996, cover price $51.95 | About this edition: Ideas, Dan Sperber argues, may be contagious.

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Relevance, first published in 1986, was named as one of the most important and influential books of the decade in the Times Higher Educational Supplement. This revised edition includes a new Preface outlining developments in Relevance Theory since 1986, discussing the more serious criticisms of the theory, and envisaging possible revisions or extensions. The book sets out to lay the foundation for a unified theory of cognitive science. The authors argue than human cognition has a goal: we pay attention only to information which seems to us relevant. To communicate is to claim someone's attention, and hence to imply that the information communicated is relevant. Thus, a single property - relevance is seen as the key to human communication and cognition. A second important feature of the book is its approach to the study of reasoning. It elucidates the role of background or contextual information in spontaneous inference, and shows that non-demonstrative inference processes can be fruitfully analysed as a form of suitably constrained guesswork. It directly challenges recent claims that human central thought processes are likely to remain a mystery for some time to come. Thirdly, the authors offer new insight into language and literature, radically revising current view on the nature and goals of verbal comprehension, and in particular on metaphor, irony, style, speech acts, presupposition and implicature. (view table of contents)

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9780674754751 | Harvard Univ Pr, April 1, 1986, cover price $34.50

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9780631198789 | 2 sub edition (Blackwell Pub, January 17, 1996), cover price $61.95
9780674754768 | Harvard Univ Pr, June 1, 1986, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Relevance, first published in 1986, was named as one of the most important and influential books of the decade in the Times Higher Educational Supplement.

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Product Description: While most psychologists agree that understanding cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition, exactly how those relationships should be interpreted is open to serious debate. In Causal Cognition, leading experts from a range of disciplines--including philosophy, anthropology, and comparative, social, and developmental psychology--come together to offer an interdisciplinary, cutting-edge account of the field...read more
By Ann James Premack (editor), David Premack (editor) and Dan Sperber (editor)

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9780198523147 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 18, 1995, cover price $125.00

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9780198524021 | Reprint edition (Clarendon Pr, November 14, 1996), cover price $115.00 | About this edition: While most psychologists agree that understanding cause-effect relationships is fundamental to the study of cognition, exactly how those relationships should be interpreted is open to serious debate.

Product Description: What can be understood of other cultures? And what can we learn about people in general from the study of other cultures? In the three closely related essays that constitute this book and which have already created considerable controversy in their original French versions, and been rewritten and expanded for this edition, Dan Sperber discusses these fundamental issues of anthropology...read more

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9780521267489 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1985, cover price $42.95 | About this edition: What can be understood of other cultures?

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Product Description: What can be understood of other cultures? And what can we learn about people in general from the study of other cultures? In the three closely related essays that constitute this book and which have already created considerable controversy in their original French versions, and been rewritten and expanded for this edition, Dan Sperber discusses these fundamental issues of anthropology...read more

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9780521318518 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1985, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: What can be understood of other cultures?

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Book by Sperber, Dan

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9780521208345 | 1 edition (Cambridge Univ Pr, October 31, 1975), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Book by Sperber, Dan

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9780521099677 | Cambridge Univ Pr, November 1, 1975, cover price $18.95

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