1. Conversation is comonplace and practical
2.Everyday conversation is a collection of language game.
3. Speech acts are the actions of conversation
4.Certain speech acts are similar in that they have a similar point or function in the conversational game
5.Everone assumes that participants are trying to follow the cooperative principle.
6. Being indirect is one important way of being polite or tactful.
7.An utternace counts as some particular action not only because of what it says, but because of the talk that surrounds it.
8. The concept of preference is not based on participants’ psychological desires or motivations.

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