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What is a correction relation?

 

Definition
 

A correction relation is an antithesis relation in which the speaker's expression of positive regard reinforces, redefines, or corrects one or the other of the contrasted propositions or groups of propositions.

Examples (English)
 
  • I would be glad if you came; in fact, I would be delighted.

    Source:

    Dijk 1981 280

  • He showed no pleasure at hearing the news; instead he looked even gloomier.

    Source:

    Halliday and Hasan 1976 254

Generic
  A correction relation is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 254

 

Dijk 1981 270–271, 279–280


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