Concession, Implicature, and Alternative Sets

Ivana Kruijff-Korbayová, Bonnie L. Webber

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We describe work in progress on how information structure inuences the interpretation of discourse connectives. We demonstrate this inuence with an analysis of the two senses of although, distinguished in the literature as denial of expectation and concessive opposition, rening earlier accounts that ignore information structure.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationroceedings of the International Workshop on Computational Semantics
Subtitle of host publicationIWCS-4
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 2001


  • information structure
  • alternative-set semantics
  • discourse connectives
  • concession
  • conventional implicature
  • pragmatic pressupposition


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