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Unformatted text preview: Be as informative as is required, but not more so. Maxim of Quality: Be accurate. Dont lie. Maxim of Relation: Be relevant to the ongoing conversation. Maxim of manner: Be clear, not obscure or overly wordy. Using language is an impressive feat! Conversational partners follow conventions for what to say and how to say it! Speakers and listeners work together to be sure both understand. This can involve coining new terms!...
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- Spring '08