Grice's Maxims

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  • Grice's Cooperative Principle (Grice's Maxims)
    • THE MAXIM OF QUALITY
      • Try to be truthful
      • Do not give away any information that is false
      • Do not give away any information that is not supported by evidence
    • THE MAXIM OF QUANTITY
      • Be as informative as you possible can
      • Give as much information as is needed. No more and no less.
    • THE MAXIM OF RELATION
      • Try to be relevant
      • Say things that are pertinent to the discussion
    • THE MAXIM OF MANNER
      • Clear as possible
      • Brief as possible
      • Orderly as possible
      • Avoid ambiguity and obscurity

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