Concessive constructions, Natural Logic and Social Representations
In this paper we argue that it could be methodologically fruitful to integrate tools of discourse analysis, argumentation theory, Natural Logic and SR in a theoretical and analytical framework. To support this hypothesis, we try to show that concessive structures, as linguistic units, activate natural logic operations. Therefore, they play a specific role in schematisation. We also evaluate the idea that searching for linguistic structures that function as triggers of certain logical discursive operations would constitute an important contribution to the studies and work on discourse analysis, Natural Logic and SR. This article neither presents the results of an investigation nor does it systematically explore the state of the art of a certain field, but it evaluates the potential of the aforementioned approach by reviewing some examples and it also offers a critical discussion of such a proposal.