22.214.171.124 Analysis of Flouting Maxim of Quantity
There are two data in the Movie that contain Flouting Maxim of Quantity.
Data 1 (3-1)
Adaline : “What is it that you’re cooking?”
Ellis jones : “Well, it’s a delicacy which, to be honest, is not for everyone. So… [Looking at Adaline] I hope you like it.”
The conversation was taking place at Ellis Jones’ new house, specifically …show more content…
In the conversation 1, it was found that Ellis obviously flouts maxims of Quantity. Adaline asks a simple question to Ellis about what he is cooking at that time. But Ellis says a statement that too much informative that is required by saying “to be honest, is not for everyone. So, I hope you like it”. In the conversation, the response “To be honest” is in fact not needed. Obviously, the speaker should be honest or informative enough when giving a response. In addition, he added additional information by saying his cooking is not for everyone and a hope that Adaline would like it which she does not need information about it.
But in this conversation, Ellis does not flout maxims of Quality. In flouting Maxims of Quality, the speaker deliberately says something which is untrue or for which she/he lack of evidence (Grundy, 1995:39). His statement about he cooks a delicacy is based on fact that is actually his own story and experience. The food that he made is actually delicious and Adaline praises his cooking. In addition, his statement “is not for everyone” is true information that he only cooks for his beloved …show more content…
Based on the context of situation, what Ellis says as a response is showing a relevance to Adaline question. Indicator of relevance is revealed since Adaline asks “What is it that you’re cooking?” and Ellis says “Well, it’s a delicacy”. “A delicacy” here means that Ellis cooks a food that tastes delicious.
The conversation does not contain the flouting maxim of manner. Ellis is being brief and orderly when giving a response to Adaline’s question. It showed when he answers her question about what he cooks first, and then the additional information orderly followed in the