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What is a negative conditional relation?

 

Definition
 

A negative conditional relation is a conditional relation

 
  • in which the consequent is related to the opposite meaning of the antecedent, and
  • that is marked on

    • the antecedent to carry the meaning equivalent to "unless," or
    • the consequent to carry the meaning equivalent to "otherwise."
Examples (English)
 
Generic
  A negative conditional relation is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Thompson and Longacre 1985 196

 

Dijk 1977 78–79

 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 259


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