This study aims to describe of the violation of
the principle of cooperation in Surabaya students'
conversations. The research data are in the form of student
utterances in their conversations. The method used is the
listening and tapping techniques, advanced SLC (Listen to
Engaged), and note-taking techniques. The results show
that each maxim in this current study can be divided into
two: single maxims and multiple maxims. The single
maxims include the maxim of quantity, the maxim of
quality, the maxim of relevance, and the maxim of manner.
Meanwhile, the multiple maxims include the maxim of
quantity, the maxim of manner, the maxim of relevance,
and the maxim of manner. The kinds of violations that
mostly occurred in the data are the maxim of quantity and
the maxim of manner both in the form of single and
multiple maxims. The use of the cooperative principle in a
conversation can be in the form of mocking, sarcasm,
lying, or expressing a hope to confirm information.
Meanwhile, the effect caused in the speech is blurring of
information and clarifying existing information (maxim of
quantity); covering up information (maxim of quality);
being funny, annoyed (the maxim of relevance); and
covering up shyness, excessive speech, unclear, and the
impression of joking (the maxim of manner)
Keywords : Language, Cooperative Principles, Student Conversation.