Publication details [#8026]

Rivara, René. 1981. 'Mais', le 'but' anglais et les subordonnées de concession. Sigma 6 : 45–56.
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Starting from Lakoff's and Anscombre & Ducrot's distinction between two types of 'mais' (in French) or 'but' (in English), the 'corrective' and the 'argumentative' mais/but, R. shows that the latter can express either an 'indirect relation' (i.e. between two conclusions that are external to the utterance) or a 'direct relation'.