Conversational Implicature Used in Gone Girl Movie Script by Gillian Flynn


  • R.B. Sharma University of Lucknow
  • Novi Yanti University of Lucknow


conversational implicature, film dialogue, maxim of quantity, maxim of manner, maxim of relation, maxim of quality


The purpose of this study is to describe the implied meaning of conversational implicatures found in the film Gone Girl. The method used in this research is content analysis with the object of study on conversational implicatures in film dialogue. The technique used is note-taking. Based on the results of the study, it was found that the most frequent maxim found by the writer is the maxim of quantity in which it means that the characters in the movie failed to observe it as the contribution of the information is insufficient and less-informative than it is required. After that, it is followed by the maxim of manner in which it means the characters of the movie failed to observe, consequently it creates the sense of ambiguity and proximity. Then, the maxim of relation in which it shows that the characters of the movie give irrelevant information. Lastly, there is maxim of quality in which that means the characters of the movie failed to notice due to false information.


Chotimah, Chusnul. (2015) ‘An implicature analysis in the conversation of “the little rascals save the day” movie”. Bachelor thesis, State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN), Salatiga.

Creswell, J. W. (1994). Research Design Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. London, SAGE Publication.

Grice, P. (1975). Logic and Conversation. London, Oxford University Press.

Grice, P. (1989). Studies in the Way of Swords. Cambridge. MA, Harvard University press.

Holtgraves, Thomas M & Kashima, Yoshihisa. (2008). Language, Meaning, and Social Cognition. Pennsylvania: SAGE Publications.

Leech, G. (1983). Principle of Pragmatics. United Stated of America, Longman Group.

Wang, Haiyan. (2011). Conversational Implicature in English Listening Comprehension. Finland: ACADEMY Publisher.




How to Cite

Sharma, R., & Yanti, N. . (2022). Conversational Implicature Used in Gone Girl Movie Script by Gillian Flynn. IJLHE: International Journal of Language, Humanities, and Education, 5(2), 85–96. Retrieved from