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maxim of relevance

maxim of relevance What is the maxim of relevance? The maxim of relevance/relation directs us to organize our utterances in such a way as to ensure their relevance to the conversational exchange. Make sure that whatever you say is relevant to the conversation at hand. Why is it call the  maxim of relevance? If we ask someone to tell us ... Read More »

Maxim of manner

Maxim of manner

Maxim of manner Maxim of manner The maxim of manner obliges us to organize our utterances in an orderly manner, that is, to provide information in a way which can be assimilated by the listener. There are some criteria of maxim of manner as follows: Avoid obscurity of expression Avoid ambiguity Be brief (avoid unnecessary prolixity) Be orderly   The ... Read More »

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