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Exercises on "Logic and Conversation", by Paul Grice.

  • Exercise A in Chapter 11 of Kearns' textbook. 
  • Gather three examples of implicatures in real life (newspaper, web, conversation, ...) and analyze them following the instructions in exercise A above. 
  • Discuss the following excerpt from the article by Grice, using concrete examples of linguistic data (aim for your discussion to be approximately 2-3 paragraphs long): "I have stated my maxims as if this purpose [the purpose of conversation] were a maximally effective exchange of information; this specification is, of course, too narrow, and the scheme needs to be generalized to allow for such general purposes as influencing or directing the actions of others." ("Logic and Conversation", p. 28).