Cross-cultural Variation of the Cooperative Principle:
A Case of native Speakers of Turkish and English
47th Meeting of the PIAC, Cambridge 2004
The aim of this case study is to compare a group of 20 Turkish speakers and a group of 20 British and American people whose native language is English in terms of Grice’s Maxims that Foley, Hymes, Schiffrin, Richards and Schmith and Keenan point out cross-cultural variation might affect, and to find out the differences in maxims and transfer their application to students in ELT or Foreign Languages classes to raise communicative competence. The paper includes background and purpose of the study, cultures of the societies took part in the research, method and conclusions.