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What is an elaboration relation?

 

Definition
 

An elaboration relation is an interpropositional relation in which a proposition(s) provides detail relating to some aspect of another proposition.

Examples (English)
 
  • Naming a member of a set
  • Providing an instance of an abstraction
  • Naming a part of a whole
  • Describing a step in a process
  • Giving an attribute of an object
  • Providing a specific in relation to a generalization
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of elaboration relations:
 
Generic
  An elaboration relation is a kind of
 
Source
 

Mann and Thompson 1987b 52–53


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