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What is a parenthesis relation?



A parenthesis relation is an interpropositional relation in which some proposition(s) is a digression from those expressed before and after.

Example (English)

The phrase by the way signals the parenthesis relation:

  • If you’ll pick me up at 2:00—by the way, thanks for driving— we can be on our way.
  • Generic
      A parenthesis relation is a kind of

    Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981 108

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