LINGUIST List 15.3555

Tue Dec 21 2004

Qs: Community Multi-lingualism; Grice's Maxims

Editor for this issue: Steven Moran <>

We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate.

In addition to posting a summary, we'd like to remind people that it is usually a good idea to personally thank those individuals who have taken the trouble to respond to the query.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at


        1.    Dick Hudson, Community Multi-lingualism
        2.    SEVGI SABANCI, Grice's Maxims

Message 1: Community Multi-lingualism

Date: 21-Dec-2004
From: Dick Hudson <>
Subject: Community Multi-lingualism

Does anyone know what the limits of community multi-lingualism are? I've
 heard anecdotally of a town in India where everybody is said to be able to
 code-switch among five languages. Can anyone confirm that this number is
 indeed possible, or even offer a higher figure?
 Dick Hudson
 Richard Hudson, FBA,
 Emeritus Professor of Linguistics,
 University College London ;
 Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Message 2: Grice's Maxims

Date: 21-Dec-2004
Subject: Grice's Maxims

Is there anybody who has any idea for Grice's maxims? How can I make use of
Grice's maxim in reading clases for elementary level?

What kind of activity can you suggest me?

I am preparing a master research on this. I will be glad if anybody helps
me with finding resources. 

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue