Conversational Implicature in Club Random Podcast Episode Featuring Howie Mandel


  • Yunita Universitas Pamulang


Conversational, Implicature, Particularized


This study aims to identify conversational implicature's types and purpose in the Club Random Podcast Episode with Howie Mandel. The writer used descriptive qualitative analysis to obtain data from Club Random Podcast Episode with Howie Mandel. This study used Grice's (1975) theory about implicature to analyze the data. Based on the analysis, the result showed 23 utterances of implicature in the Club Random podcast episode with Howie Mandel. Of the 23 utterances, seven utterances belong to generalized, and 16 belong to particularized conversational implicature. Particularized conversational implicature is more dominant in this study. In conclusion, context is closely related to implicature. With context, the meaning conveyed can differ from what is said.





Adisti, S. E., & Mulatsih, S. (2022, June). Conversational Implicature in the Play Script" Find Yourself a Nice Girl". In UNCLLE (Undergraduate Conference on Language, Literature, and Culture) (Vol. 2, No. 01, pp. 31-37).

Alfaraby, N. L., & Mulyadi, A. (2021). Conversational implicature on Deddy Corbuzier’s podcast episode “Kekeyi Halu Berjamaah”. CULTURA FRANCA: Journal of English Linguistics, Literature and Cultrure, 2(2), 83-91.

Ariel, M. (2010). Defining pragmatics. Cambridge University Press.

Bach, K. (2014). Conversational implicature. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved from

Barker, S. (2003). Truth and conventional implicature. Mind, 112(445), 1-34.

Birner, B. J. (2012). Introduction to pragmatics. John Wiley & Sons.

Blazquez, D., & Domenech, J. (2018). Big Data sources and methods for social and economic analyses. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 130, 99-113.

Carston, R. (2019). Metaphor: Ad Hoc Concepts, Literal Meaning, and Mental Images (2nd ed.). Wiley-Blackwell.

Crystal, D. (2010). A little book of language. UNSW Press.

Dwiwulandari, R., & Dewanti, R. (2020). The analysis of conversational implicature in an Extensive Listening of BBC Learning English Podcast. Stairs: English Language Education Journal, 1(2), 66-74.

Evans, P. C., & Gawer, A. (2016). The rise of the platform enterprise: A global survey.

Grice, H. P. (1975). Logic and conversation. In Speech acts (pp. 41-58). Brill.

Huang, Y. (2014). Pragmatics (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

Jary, M. (2010). Communication. In M. Jary & J. J. Hyland (Eds.), The Routledge Handbook of Pragmatics. Routledge.

Jary, M. (2013). Communication. In The Blackwell Companion to Sociology. John Wiley & Sons.

Jaworski, A., & Thurlow, C. (Eds.). (2010). Semiotic landscapes: Language, image, space. A&C Black.

Khairunas, S., Sidauruk, J., Pratama, R. M. D., & Natalia, T. O. M. D. (2020). Conversational implicature in Beauty and Beast movie directed by Bill Condon. Wanastra: Jurnal Bahasa dan Sastra, 12(1), 16-24.

Krisnawati, N. L. P. (2021, November). Analisis implikatur pada podcast Crazy Nikmir Real. In International Seminar on Austronesian Languages and Literature (Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 166-170).

Leech, G. N. (2014). The pragmatics of politeness. Oxford Studies in Sociolinguis.

Levinson, S. C. (1983). Pragmatics. Cambridge university press.

Levinson, S. C. (2000). Presumptive meanings: The theory of generalized conversational implicature. MIT press.

Levinson, S. C. (2013). Pragmatics (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

Levinson, S. C. (2018). Pragmatics. Routledge.

Maher, B. 2022. Club Random Podcast. (2022). YouTube. Retrieved November 20, 2022, from

Mey, J. L. (2017). Pragmatics: An Introduction (3rd ed.). Wiley Blackwell.

Miles, M. B., Huberman’s, A. M., & Saldana, J. (2014). Qualitative Data Analysis: A Methods sourcebook (Third Edition). SAGE Publications Inc.

Pathak, V., Jena, B., & Kalra, S. (2013). Qualitative study. Perspectives in clinical study, 4(3).

Pilkington, A. (2010). Implicature. In A. Capone, F. Lo Piparo, & M. Carapezza (Eds.), Perspectives on Pragmatics and Philosophy. Springer.

Potts, C. (2015). Conventional implicature. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved from

Potts, C. G. (2003). The logic of conventional implicatures. University of California, Santa Cruz.

Prastyaningsih, E., & Harida, R. (2021). The analysis of conversational implicature in New Moon movie. Salience: English Language, Literature, and Education Journal, 1(2).

Senft, G. (2014). Understanding pragmatics. Routledge.

Sperber, D., & Wilson, D. (1986). Relevance: Communication and cognition (Vol. 142). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Sperber, D., & Wilson, D. (2015). Relevance theory. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. Retrieved from

Sperber, D., & Wilson, D. (2015). Relevance: Communication and cognition (2nd ed.). John Wiley & Sons.

Symons, A. (2019). Trump and satire: America’s carnivalesque president and his war on television comedians. Trump’s media war, 183-197.

Taufiq, R. A., & Marlina, L. (2022). Analysis of Grice’s Violation Maxim in Mark Twain’s Novel the Adventure of Tom Sawyer (1993). English Language and Literature, 11(3), 251-262.

Thomas, J. (2016). Meaning in Interaction: An Introduction to Pragmatics. Routledge.

Yule, G. (2014). The study of language: fifth edition. Cambridge university.

Yulianti, S., Arafah, B., Rofikah, U., Idris, A. M. S., Samsur, N., & Arafah, A. N. B. (2022). Conversational implicatures on saturday night live talk show. Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 13(1), 189-197.