A Glossary of Semantics and Pragmatics (Glossary Of...) by Alan Cruse

By Alan Cruse

This easy-to-use consultant illuminates key ideas and phrases in semantics and pragmatics and the examine of that means because it is conveyed via language.

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2 Limitations of previous studies No obvious operational definitions of the maxims or their violation have emerged from the studies directly or indirectly addressing Gricean principles. Several of the studies relied on raters judging utterances to be in compliance or in violation (Bishop & Adams 1989; Coulter 1998; Pellegrini, Brody & Stoneman 1987). The inter-rater reliability levels achieved in these studies suggest that this can be an effective way to assess Grice’s maxims in children who produce a fair amount of spontaneous speech in conversational interaction.

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