adversative conjunction


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the conjunctive relation of units that expresses the opposition of their meanings

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54 9 1 0 0 0 617 1st half of 19th 86 11 7 1 0 0 809 1890s 37 19 10 5 0 0 195 1930s 173 34 16 3 1 0 504 1960s 99 39 3 1 0 0 253 1990s 308 30 37 4 1 0 1015 contemporary 226 44 141 28 48 9 506 Table 2 The syntactic and functional development of ega Stage Syntactic structure Semantic-pragmatic function 1 negation verb/word + adverb ei + kaas 'not also' 2 negative clause/phrase ega ega as a neutral conjunction negative clause/phrase 3 clause ega negative clause ega as an adversative conjunction, marking certainty 4 (clause) ega negative clause ega as an epistemic-adversative particle/adverb 5a ega clause ega as an adversative particle 5b ega negative clause ega reanalyzed involving a B-event as a question word
In fact, adversative conjunctions, at least in English, regularly operate with both epistemic and conversational conflicts (Sweetser 1990 : 100-111).
It also expresses epistemic certainty, as in contrast with neutral adversative conjunctions, such as aga 'but', it epistemically reinforces the statement.
As simultaneous events may be in contrast, as in (1b), these conjunctions may be reinterpreted as adversative conjunctions.
Finally, although presented in English, the text is a finely crafted piece of Iroquoian discourse, with layers of meaning built upon and out of traditional Iroquoian discursive strategies, such as Sam's traditional Iroquoian use of the performative act, coordinating and adversative conjunctions, and parallelism.
Adversative conjunctions do not have the same frequency of occurrence in sport live radio and TV talks.
Based on Table 5, there are 38 cases of adversative conjunctions in the radio group, and 74 cases in the TV group.