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International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society, 2017, 1(3); doi: 10.25236/IJNDES.17321.

Three Suggested Theories to Improve the Cooperative Principle


Du Qinglong

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Du Qinglong

School of Foreign Languages, University of Jinan, Jinan, Shan Dong, 250022, China


This paper introduces the classic and neo-Gricean pragmatic theory of conversational implicature and a formulation of the relevance theory. Then it gives exploration of the three pragmatic theories from its own principles, concluding that the above theories are in favour of their own principles for the goal of a more powerful interpretation of communication.


Cooperative principle; Grice's theory; neo-Gricean theory; relevance theory

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Du Qinglong. Three Suggested Theories to Improve the Cooperative Principle.  International Journal of New Developments in Engineering and Society (2017) Vol.1, Num.3: 62-64.


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