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What is a contraction relation?

 

Definition
 

A contraction relation is an interpropositional relation in which information previously expressed is partially restated.

Example (English)
 
  • I won’t go to see him, I just won’t go.

    Source:

    Longacre 1983 121

  • Kind
      Here is a kind of contraction relation:
     
    Generic
      A contraction relation is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Longacre 1983 20, 121

     

    Beekman and Callow 1974 299


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