Ambiguity: language and communication

This volume uncovers a great mystery about language: why can we communicate so effectively despite the fact that ambiguity is pervasive? Conversely, how do speakers use ambiguity to achieve a specific goal? Answers to these questions are provided from different fields: (psycho)linguistics, literary...

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Contributors: Winkler, Susanne 1960- (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Language:English
German
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Published: Berlin Munich [u.a.] De Gruyter 2015
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Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Language / Communication / Ambiguity
B Ambiguity / Language
Further subjects:B Ambiguity Congresses
B Psycholinguistics Congresses
B Collection of essays
B Lang, Ewald 1942-2013
B Semantics Congresses
B Koch, Peter 1951-2014
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Summary:This volume uncovers a great mystery about language: why can we communicate so effectively despite the fact that ambiguity is pervasive? Conversely, how do speakers use ambiguity to achieve a specific goal? Answers to these questions are provided from different fields: (psycho)linguistics, literary criticism, rhetoric, theology, media studies, [and] law
Item Description:Peter Koch und Ewald Lang in memoriam
ISBN:3110403439