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Relevance, Literariness and Style

Billy Clark

Saturday, 29 March 2014 from 09:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

Relevance, Literariness and Style

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A one-day workshop on the application of relevance theory in understanding aspects of literariness and stylistic analysis, organised by Billy Clark and Andrew Caink, supported by Middlesex University, the University of Westminster, PALA (Poetics and Linguistics Association) and Cambridge University Press.


  • Professor Diane Blakemore (University of Salford)
  • Dr Andrew Caink (University of Westminster)
  • Professor Robyn Carston (University College London)
  • Dr Billy Clark (Middlesex University)
  • Professor Nigel Fabb (University of Strathclyde)
  • Professor Anne Furlong (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Dr Barbara MacMahon (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Professor Deirdre Wilson (University College London, Centre for the Study of Mind in Nature, Oslo)


Interest in pragmatic stylistics has increased in recent years, with relevance-theoretic work arguably constituting the most often applied 'post-Gricean' approach. In this one-day workshop, eight leading experts in relevance theory and stylistics discuss theoretical notions applicable in the analysis of texts, the application of relevance theory in stylistic analysis, and more general questions about relevance-theoretic pragmatic stylistics.

The workshop is free and open to all.

Talk takes place in Lecture Theatre H116, Hatchcroft Building, Hendon Campus. Directions and a campus map are available at: http://www.mdx.ac.uk/aboutus/Location/hendon/index.aspx

A full programme and further information will be available soon.

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Middlesex University

Saturday, 29 March 2014 from 09:30 to 19:00 (GMT)

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Billy Clark

Reader in English Language and Linguistics, Middlesex University
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