Abstract:Abstract. From the perspective of qualitative study, the author analyzes the implicature in the courtroom discourse. During the courtroom interaction, different participants will employ conversational implicature to achieve his/her purpose, violating cooperative principle is the important tool of generating conversational implicature. Moreover, for the lawyer, the function of implicature is to undermine the creditability of the testimony. While, for the defendant, he/she will prove his/her innocent and the rea… Show more
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