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What is an indefinite concessive relation?

 

Definition
 

An indefinite concessive relation is a concession relation in which the clause that expresses the concession contains a form, such as the following, that expresses a range:

 
Examples (English)
 
  • No matter what he said, she still refused to go out with him.
  • Whoever he is, I’m not opening that door.
 
Source:

Thompson and Longacre 1985 199

Generic
  An indefinite concessive relation is a kind of
 
Source
 

Thompson and Longacre 1985 198–199


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