A Cognitive Approach to Interdiscursivity: A Case of a Literary Discourse

badriah khalid algublan


The research aims at investigating the mechanisms which lie behind interdiscursivity , the force that prompts language users to choose it in communication and the effects it can achieve on the basis of  Sperber & Wilson 's Relevance Theory.

This is an attempt to show the situational, social, and mental dimensions of the role of nterdiscursivity using a number of Relevance Theory concepts, including ostensive behaviour,cognitive environments and implicatures treating interdiscursivity  as an ostensive or marked form of communication.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/ijl.v7i2.7179

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