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Violating Grices Cooperative Principle in Situational Comedies Cheryl Hindman

Violating Grices Cooperative Principle in Situational Comedies

Cheryl Hindman

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The purpose of this paper is to analyze how humor and jokes in situational comedies (sitcoms) intentionally violate Grice’s Cooperative Principle, which states that interlocutors contribute to a conversation only that which is required of it. Grice’sMoreThe purpose of this paper is to analyze how humor and jokes in situational comedies (sitcoms) intentionally violate Grice’s Cooperative Principle, which states that interlocutors contribute to a conversation only that which is required of it. Grice’s maxims and humor will be analyzed as will the violation of maxims in The Yada Yada episode of the sitcom Seinfeld.