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    1. Grice’s actual statement of the Maxim of Manner was: “Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity).” What two Maxims does this statement violate? Why?

    -I had problems when answering this question as I feel that the maxim's that were violated were relevence and Quality. Quality because someone can't actually become brief, and relevence because being relevent can mean something completely different to different people. Correct me if im wrong could use all the help I can get??

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    Re: Speech Acts: Linguistics

    Quote Originally Posted by chomsky101 View Post
    1. Grice’s actual statement of the Maxim of Manner was: “Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity).” What two Maxims does this statement violate? Why?

    -I had problems when answering this question as I feel that the maxim's that were violated were relevence and Quality. Quality because someone can't actually become brief, and relevence because being relevent can mean something completely different to different people. Correct me if im wrong could use all the help I can get??

    I don't think you're onto the trick yet. But it's a badly expressed question. Does "statement" in the question refer to
    “Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity).” or to
    Grice’s actual statement of the Maxim of Manner was: “Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity).”
    A linguist should know not to write ambiguous questions.

    Would it help you to know that
    “Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity).” is not Grice's actual statement of the Maxim of Manner?



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    Re: Speech Acts: Linguistics

    “Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity).

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