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What is an additive relation?

 

Definition
 

An additive relation is an interpropositional relation in which the propositions are judged either to be closely related or built one on another.

Examples (English)
 
  • and

    Example:

    Peter didn’t show up; and how about you?

  • further
  • moreover
  • also
 

Halliday and Hasan 1976 246 believe that the words further, moreover, and also additionally indicate emphasis.

Kind
  Here is a kind of additive relation:
 
Generic
  An additive relation is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Thompson and Longacre 1985:200

 

Halliday and Hasan 1976:234–236

 

van Dijk 1981:167


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