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    Default any linguists out there maybe you can answer this

    Suppose you ask a friend what he thought of the new movie in town and he replies, “Well, the costumes were authentic.” Which rule guides you to the inference that your friend probably didn’t like the movie? Why?

    My assumption was that they violated the quantit maxim as he did not give you enough info to know if he liked it. Correct me if I am wrong

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    Default Re: any linguists out there maybe you can answer this

    Quote Originally Posted by chomsky101 View Post
    Suppose you ask a friend what he thought of the new movie in town and he replies, “Well, the costumes were authentic.” Which rule guides you to the inference that your friend probably didn’t like the movie? Why?

    My assumption was that they violated the quantit maxim as he did not give you enough info to know if he liked it. Correct me if I am wrong
    See my answer to your other post.
    By the way, you need to give more details about the area of linguistics you are asking about. There is no way that the average person would know that you are talking about Grice's maxims, or whose "rules" you are referring to.

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