Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 13. Number2. June 2022 Pp.109-122
Investigating the Importance of Conversational Implicature and Violation of Maxims in
Osman Rabaab Elmahady Musa
EFL Center, Khartoum, Sudan
Center for Linguistics, Chennai, India
Corresponding Author Email: email@example.com
Sharifa Bahia Afrin Mohammed
EFL Center, Khartoum, Sudan
Received: 10/8/2021 Accepted: 3/14/2022 Published: 6/24/2022
According to linguistic theory, conversational Implicature (CI) is the original intent of the speech expressed by a speaker. The assumption is that both the speaker and the receiver understand and respect the communication rules. In conversation theory, this is the significant component that has been the subject of discussion. This study investigates the importance of CI in various contexts of daily conversations. The focus of this study is to identify the violation of Grice’s theory in the conversation. There is a shortcoming in literature to investigate CI in everyday conversations. Moreover, some studies focussed on specific discussions, which led to a literature gap. The study’s outcome will assist researchers in exploring new ideas in conversational implicatures. In addition, it reveals the shortcomings of the usage of implicatures. In this study, the researchers analyzed a set of 77 daily conversations. The study showed that context is critical in determining the meaning of a person’s thoughts. In addition, the finding suggests that particularized CI are primarily employed in daily conversations.
Keywords: Conversational Implicature, cooperative principles, pragmatic analysis, daily conversations, Grice’s maxim
Cite as: Elmahady, O, R. M., Subaiah, S., & Mohammed, S. B. A. (2022). Investigating the Importance of Conversational
Implicature and Violation of Maxims in Daily Conversations. Arab World English Journal, 13 (2) 109-122.
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