Use of Implicatures in The Murder of Aziz Khan: A Pragmatic Analysis

Authors

  • Hira Yousaf M. Phil Scholar, Institute of Humanities and Arts, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Dr. Samina Sarwat Assistant Professor, Institute of Humanities and Arts, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan
  • Waheed Shahzad Lecturer, Institute of Humanities and Arts, Khwaja Fareed University of Engineering and Information Technology, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)38

Keywords:

Cooperative Principles, Flouting, Implicatures, Pragmatics

Abstract

Pragmatics is crucial to understanding the underlying meanings of any discourse because it helps to reflect the speaker's intentions. By using Grice's model of Cooperative Principles, the current study determines the pragmatic meanings in discourse. This model aids in understanding character mental behavior as well as conversational patterns in dramatic discourse. Murder of Aziz Khan by Zulfikar Ghose has been examined from a pragmatics perspective in order to achieve this goal. The data has been examined by using Grice's theory of Conversational Implicatures. This study's framework has a descriptive design. Discussion and statistical methods have been used to finalize the results and findings. The quantity, quality, relation, and manner maxim has been violated 36 times, according to the researcher. It has been noted that breaking conversational norms has put the meanings that set off the action and plot at risk. This study demonstrates that the discourse is suitable for conversational structure analysis and that flouting occurs for effects in the discourse.

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Published

2023-04-13

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Yousaf, H., Sarwat, S., & Shahzad, W. (2023). Use of Implicatures in The Murder of Aziz Khan: A Pragmatic Analysis. Annals of Human and Social Sciences, 4(2), 410–426. https://doi.org/10.35484/ahss.2023(4-II)38