Denial, Contrast and Correction: The Meaning of but

  • Corinne Iten
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Pragmatics, Language and Cognition book series (PSPLC)


This chapter and the next two are devoted to the topic of ‘concessives’. ‘Concessive’ expressions make a particularly good testing ground for ‘non-truth-conditional’ theories of linguistic meaning because they are treated in ‘non-truth-conditional’ terms almost uniformly across the literature.1


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