Conversational acts > Conversational maxims

Paul_GriceConversational acts > Conversational maxims:

  • QUANTITY: Don’t say too much or too little
    • QUALITY: Don’t say what you don’t believe or what you have no reason to believe
    • RELEVANCE: Be relevant
      • MANNER:
        – Be brief
        – Be orderly
        – Avoid obscurity
        – Avoid ambiguity

Paul Grice

Think Again
Duke University
Coursera, September 2014


Forbes, August 14, 2014

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