Social Interaction Via Language – The Co-operative Principle in Conversation

The usual underlying assumption in conversation is that the participants are co-operating with each other. But are they? Always? Did you ever have a conversation that was not only ineffective, but it left you completely unfulfilled and bamboozled? I know. Been there, done that. The reason for this is probably quite simple. Either you or your … Continue reading Social Interaction Via Language – The Co-operative Principle in Conversation

Why Cultural Differences Matter – And Just How Much

I'll get straight to the point: They matter because they have the power to engender that most horrible feeling in human interactions - DISTRUST. Distrust is the worst thing you can have in a relationship with another person, especially a person you want something from (attention, appreciation, time, a job, an apartment). I have found … Continue reading Why Cultural Differences Matter – And Just How Much