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What is a parenthesis relation?

 

Definition
 

A parenthesis relation is an interpropositional relation in which some proposition(s) is a digression from those expressed before and after.

Example (English)
 

The phrase by the way signals the parenthesis relation:

 
  • If you’ll pick me up at 2:00—by the way, thanks for driving— we can be on our way.
  • Generic
      A parenthesis relation is a kind of
     
    Source
     

    Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981 108


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