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Concessive constructions with ‘por mais que’: a functional-discourse approach

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https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.4712

Keywords:

concession, conjunction, lexical conjunction

Abstract

Following Functional Discourse Grammar model principles (Hengeveld & Mackenzie, 2008), this paper describes concessive constructions with the conjunction por mais que. Using contemporary Portuguese data, from Corpus do Português (Davies & Ferreira, 2016), this investigation pursues two specific objectives: (i) determining the status of por mais que considering a set of FDG proposals concerning the lexical/grammatical status of adverbial conjunctions; and (ii) mapping, based on FDG levels and layer, the different concessive relations signaled by this conjunction in articulating clauses. It is argued that por mais que is a Lexical Conjunction, analyzed, at Representational Level, as a one-place Configurational Property, and that it articulates three types of concessive relations: factual concessive, conditional-concessive and restrictive concessive.

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Posted

09/06/2022

How to Cite

Fontes, M. G., & Teixeira, J. E. B. (2022). Concessive constructions with ‘por mais que’: a functional-discourse approach. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.4712

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Linguistic, literature and arts

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