cooperative principle maxims


(A research-based presentation paper originally; by one NEB; left as such) Background In daily life, it is not always the case that parties involved in a conversational  exchange will always cooperate, that is, adhere to what is termed “cooperative principle” (Grice 1975 in Yule 1996). There are apparently various reasons […]

Degrees of Understanding of Verbal Fun Exhibited in Romantic Comedies


(a research-based presentation paper originally; by one NEB; left as such; quoted in a research pages 21-22 here http://repository.upi.edu/operator/upload/s_c0351_054817_chapter2.pdf) Background When people communicate, they exchange information. For the messages to be successfully put across, those involved in the communication should share the same common grounds on what is being talked […]

Exploitation of Grice’s Cooperative Principle Maxims Adds More Fun to ...