Conversational Implicature: Its Recognition and Production by University Students
Keywords:Conversational implicature, recognition, production.
Conversational implicature is considered as one of the essential ways of communication. This study, however, aims at finding out university students’ recognition and production of conversational implicature. To achieve the aims of the study, two types of multiple-choice discourse completion tasks are used in collecting the data, and a quantitative research methodology is used in analysing these data. The sample of the study included 100 male and female students studying at the English department, college of education for humanities, university of Wasit. The test was carried out electronically by using online educational platforms such as Google Classroom and Free Conference Call on 30 of March 2020. To achieve the aims of the study, it has been hypothesized that university students can recognize and produce conversational implicature. The study has come up with the results that university students are unable to recognize and produce Conversational Implicature.
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