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What is a causal relation?



A causal relation is an interpropositional relation in which the situation expressed by some proposition(s) is communicated as bringing about

  • the situation expressed by some other proposition(s) (an external relation), or
  • the usage of some other proposition(s) in a reasoning or argument from a premise (an internal relation).
  Here are some kinds of causal relations:
  A causal relation is a kind of

Longacre 1983 106–107


,Halliday and Hasan 1976 256–258


Hollenbach 1975 16

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