Concession and Denial: The Meaning of although

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


In the introduction to Chapter 4, I observed that (1) and (2) receive the same ‘concessive’ interpretation as (3):
  1. (1)

    Peter went out although it was raining.

  2. (2)

    Although it was raining, Peter went out.

  3. (3)

    It was raining but Peter went out.



Logical Form Truth Condition Main Clause Subordinate Clause Linguistic Meaning 
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