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What is an emphatic alternative relation?

 

Definition
 

An emphatic alternative relation is an alternative relation in which the existence of different possibilities is stressed.

Example (English)
 
  • The use of alternatively as a connective instead of or indicates an emphatic alternative relation.
  • Generic
      An emphatic alternative relation is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Halliday and Hasan 1976 247


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