International Journal of New Developments in Education, 2021, 3(6); doi: 10.25236/IJNDE.2021.030610.
School of Foreign Language, Nanjing Normal University Taizhou college, Taizhou 225300, Jiangsu, China
Sperber and Wilson (1986) regarded verbal communication as an ostensive-inferential process. Based on their research, the paper investigates how the phenomenon of fuzziness used in diplomatic language. Although fuzziness in language is implicit and vague, it can provide new relevant information to enable the recipient to combine the old information for optimal relevancy through minimum efforts. Furthermore, the author applies the relevance theory in explaining the rationality and function of the fuzziness in diplomatic language. At the same time, as a very important diplomatic strategy, fuzziness in diplomatic language has its role and function which cannot be underestimated.
fuzziness in diplomatic language; fuzzy; ostensive; context
Yuanyuan Shen. A Research on the Fuzzy Language in Diplomacy from the Perspective of Relevance Theory. International Journal of New Developments in Education (2021) Vol. 3, Issue 6: 41-46. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJNDE.2021.030610.
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