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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 shouldn’t 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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- Spring '09
- Geology, conversation Cooperative principle