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What is a specification relation?

 

Definition
 

A specification relation is an elaboration relation in which a proposition provides more information about another proposition by restating it more narrowly.

Example (English)
 
  • John is sick; he has the flu.
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    Source:

    Dijk 1981 269

    Kind
      Here is a kind of specification relation:
     
    Generic
      A specification relation is a kind of
     
    Sources
     

    Dijk 1981 269–270, 278–279

     

    Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981 96–97

     

    Hollenbach 1975 18

     

    Longacre 1983 120


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