An Analysis of the Differences Between Praise and Flattery by the Co-operative Principle
- Changfeng Zhu
This paper will distinguish praise and flattery based on the Gricean maxims of the Co-operative Principle and the four maxims. Through the comparative studies and typical instances, we found that Praise contains two necessary parts: the facts and their approval or admiring feelings of the addressee. Both of them should be quantity-proper, true, relevant and in a clear way; while flattery sits on opposite ends of a spectrum.
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