Linguistic Meaning, Truth Conditions and Relevance

The Case of Concessives

  • Authors
  • Corinne Iten

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Corinne Iten
    Pages 1-27
  3. Corinne Iten
    Pages 189-233
  4. Corinne Iten
    Pages 234-238
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 239-265

About this book


The main argument of this book is that the notion of truth plays no role in speaker-hearers' interpretation of linguistic utterances and that it is not needed for theoretical accounts of linguistic meaning either. The theoretical argument is developed in the first part, while the second part supports it with cognitive relevance-theoretic, rather than truth-based, analyses of the 'concessive' expressions but, although and even if .


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