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By Corinne Iten

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Many linguists and philosophers of language clarify linguistic which means when it comes to fact stipulations. This e-book makes a speciality of the meanings of expressions that get away such truth-conditional remedy, specifically the concessives: yet, no matter if, and even though. Corinne Iten proposes semantic analyses of those expressions in line with the cognitive framework of relevance idea. A completely cognitive method of linguistic which means is gifted within which linguistic types are obvious as mapping onto psychological entities, instead of participants and houses within the genuine international. Researchers and complicated scholars in pragmatics will locate this account lucid, transparent and available.

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47) Mary smiled sadly. Interestingly, utterances in which fortunately and regrettably contribute to the truth conditions of utterances containing them are extremely rare, though not completely non-existent, as (48) and (49) show: (48) Things turned out most fortunately. (49) She left regrettably soon after she arrived. 4 Illocutionary and attitudinal particles and interjections23 While it might be debatable whether or not illocutionary and attitudinal adverbials affect the truth properties of the sentences in which they occur, it seems uncontentious that illocutionary and attitudinal particles and interjections do not, or at least not in the standard way.

However, as Dummett (1981, p. 83) points out, in his capacity as a philosopher, Frege wanted to give an analysis of language not just as it is used for the 30 Linguistic Meaning, Truth Conditions and Relevance purposes of logic and mathematics but in all its function. This led to his recognition that not all linguistic meaning can be captured in truthconditional terms. The very fact that someone like Frege recognised the existence of such meaning, to my mind, indicates just how fundamental it is to natural language.

So, you’ll like Peter. For instance, but in (79) could be seen as leading to the proposition that there is a contrast or incompatibility between Peter being a bore and the speaker liking him. Since these extra propositions all seem to concern the way in which the truth-conditional contents of two clauses or sentences relate to each other, they might more usefully be considered separately from ‘presuppositional’ expressions. Of course, what all these connectives have in common with the other italicised expressions in this Section is that they do not affect the truthconditional content of the sentences or clauses they connect.

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