A Relevance-theoretic Analysis of Conversational Silence

Yanyan Jia
2013 Theory and Practice in Language Studies  
Playing an important role in human communication, silence is worth exploring in great detail. The paper is written in an attempt to explore silence by drawing on relevance theory and taking some examples from especially the conversational silence in the film Waterloo Bridge. To sum up, the paper restates the positive applicability of relevance theory in interpreting conversational silence.
doi:10.4304/tpls.3.11.2046-2051 fatcat:rin5lkfgxvd7zn6dmjz5ffej7q