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The Flouting of Grice’s Conversational Maxims Done by the Characters in the Crash Movie

By Ani Widianti .

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The Flouting of Grice's Conversational Maxims Done by the Characters in the Crash Movie   Ani Widianti State University of Malang   This study aims to investigate the manner of the characters in the Crash movie in flouting Grice's conversational maxims and the implicit meanings (implicatures) hidden behind the flouting. This study belongs to qualitative study since the data were collected, analyzed, and described in the form of words. The data of this study were selected from the script of the Crash movie that was taken from an official database of movie script (www.IMSDb.com). The results of this study show that the characters in the Crash movie flouted all of the four conversational maxims with the maxim of relation as the most frequently flouted maxim. The characters in the Crash movie flouted the conversational maxims in several manners such as by showing irrelevant responses, by giving uninformative responses, by giving obscure responses, and by providing fallacious responses towards their interlocutors' questions or remarks. The characters in the Crash movie flouted the conversational maxims on behalf of generating implicatures. The meanings of the implicatures they create are varied; they depend on the contexts or the situations under which the dialogues happened.       Key words: flouting, conversational maxims, implicatures, characters, Crash movie

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Year: 2009
OAI identifier: oai:ojs.karya-ilmiah.um.ac.id:article/4783
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