• Ade D Cahyanti Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Egi Raputri Universitas Negeri Semarang
  • Alifia J C Sari Universitas Negeri Semarang
Keywords: Grice’s maxim, violating the maxim, “Alternative Math” movie


The aim of this research is to find out the type of violating in Grice’s maxim that occurs in “Alternative Math” short movie, the dominant type, and the reason why the speake is violating the Grice’s maxim. The research used descriptive qualitative to analyse the data. The data of this research was the transcript of the movie. The participant of this research was the characters that have dialogue in the short movie. The data of this research was 86 utterances based on the characters dialogue. The findings of this research are: (1) the dialogue of “Alternative Math” used all of types violating the Grive’s maxim, (2) the domintant types of violating the Grice’s maxim in the short movie were violating the maxim of quantity, quality, and relation. As a result, the reason of the user violating the Grice maxim are to cover the reality, to avoid squabbling, and to humiliate someone