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Thus Grice presents an idealised account of the average verbal interaction. And there are other types of linguistic activity, which may involve the CP to varying degrees: committee meetings, lectures, interviews are tightly structured linguistic events, where decisions about the application of the maxims are dependent on the decisions of the chairman or lecturer. While the rules for each of these events vary, some at least of the maxims should be observed. The maxim of manner is very much a matter of convention in such situations, but the maxims of quantity, quality and relation are supposed to be observed by cooperative speakers.

But, as he notes, the evidence shows that this is not the case (1994: 192). It takes time for such works to be assimilated, which almost suggests that we prefer that the critics endure cognitive change, and then tell us what to think. He is probably right to suggest that schema refreshment is one of the effects of literature (and certain other types of discourse) (1994: 195), but the theory does not answer the question of what literariness really is, or why we value literary discourse. It does suggest ways in which text is processed, and so may account for some of the effects it has on the reader.

It is simply a matter of politeness in English, which is encoded differently in other languages. 2 . 3 C L A S S I F I C AT I O N O F S PE E C H AC TS Various types of speech acts have been identified (see, for example, Yule 1996), and they are described below. 1 Representative speech acts Representative speech acts are statements and descriptions. The speaker offers her view of the world as she understands it. Much fiction, like much ordinary language use, consists largely of representative speech acts; in particular, much of the narrator’s activity consists of representative speech acts.

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