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What is a specification relation?



A specification relation is an elaboration relation in which a proposition provides more information about another proposition by restating it more narrowly.

Example (English)
  • John is sick; he has the flu.

    Dijk 1981 269

      Here is a kind of specification relation:
      A specification relation is a kind of

    Dijk 1981 269–270, 278–279


    Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981 96–97


    Hollenbach 1975 18


    Longacre 1983 120

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