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Thom Scott-Phillips: The roots of grammar in relevance
Panel 1: Relevance and Irony
Agnieszka Piskorska: Words as carriers of irony.
Raissa Ellis: Direct and broad echo in verbal irony. Is comprehension affected by the form of resemblance?
Diana Mazzarella and Nausicaa Pouscoulous: Ironic speakers, vigilant hearers.
Panel 2: Relevance and New Applications
Francesca Bonalumi et al.: Pragmatics of Graphs and Charts.
Francesco Pierini: Relevance and cartographic communication
Panel 3: Relevance, Emotion and (Non-) Propositional Meaning
Chara Vlachaki: Relevance theory, ineffability and the Parthenon Marbles.
Constant Bonard: The expressive principle of relevance
Stavros Assimakopoulos:Interpreting Beyond the Code: The Propositional and Non-Propositional Effects of Discriminatory Discourse
Panel 4: Relevance and metaphor
Mengyang Qiu: Communicating conceptual and perceptual dimensions: Mental imagery in the dual-route processing of metaphor
Pascal Markus Lemmer: Of the problem, or potential impossibility, of formalising metaphor
Valandis Bardzokas: Creative metaphors and non-propositional effects: an experiment
Panel 5: Relevance and inferential processes
Steve Oswald et al.: Relevance for persuasion
Edoardo Vaccargiu & Diana Mazzarella: : The burden of communication: Is there a real ‘developmental dilemma’?
Didier Maillat: Getting Your Inferences in Order: The Limits of Mutual Adjustment
Panel 6: Relevance and Beyond
Angélica Andersen: Attention! How do relevance and ostension attract our attention on social media? For how long?
Fabrizio Gallai: : Relevance Theory-informed appraoches to translation and interpreting: Training and practice
Panel 7: Figurative Meaning
Manuel Padilla Cruz: Gestuality and ad hoc concept construction
Xin Xin Yan: ‘Like a rolling stone’: How do similies differ from literal comparisons
Maria Jodłowiec: Neologisms in translation: A case study of two translations of Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
Panel 8: Relevance and Teaching Pragmatics
Erika Marcet: Using relevance theory to teach an L2
Aglaia Rouki: Raising students’ awareness of implicatures with the use of corpora