Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN 0929-7332
  • E-ISSN: 1569-9919



The Dutch expression ‘good and well’ is polysemous. In one of its uses, combines with a universal quantifier or ‘all’ and the conjunction ‘but’. The resulting construction is typically used to introduce a contrary reaction to an earlier utterance or suggestion. The combination is shown to fit into a larger class of pragmatic operators, which are argued to be instances of lexicalized pragmatics.


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