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Conversation - Cooperative principle (Grice) We assume...

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Conversation 16:22 Why study it? Defined: relatively informal social interaction in which speaker/hearer roles are  exchanged in a non-automatic fashion under the collaborative management of  all parties Groups of 3—designate A, B, C Conversational rules Structure o Feeling each other out about what you want to talk about—throwing topics  out there and see if want to take that route Turn-taking- some one doesn’t want to let them into the conversation o Maintaining o Yielding o Requesting o Denying Handling silence and gaps o Topic changes occur during these gaps Repairing after violation o Violating a rule during conversation
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Unformatted text preview: Cooperative principle (Grice) We assume people are cooperative in conversation and we make sense of their statements accordingly. Maxims of conversation (sort of like rules but not as rigid) o Quantity Not too much, but no too little o Quality Truth telling. When in a conversation you shouldnt commit yourself to something that is untrue. Un-supportable o Relation Relevance. Whatever you say in a conversation to relate immediately to what was said before. o Manner Say things in a way that are clear and understandable. 16:22 16:22...
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This note was uploaded on 09/28/2009 for the course GEOL 002 taught by Professor Brown during the Spring '09 term at GWU.

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