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What is a temporal relation?

 

Definition
 

A temporal relation is an interpropositional relation that communicates the simultaneity or ordering in time of events or states.

Examples (English)
 
  • Subordinating conjunctions such as when or while
  • Meanwhile
  • At that time
Kinds
  Here are some kinds of temporal relations:
 
Generic
  A temporal relation is a kind of
 
Sources
 

Longacre 1983 94

 

Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981 80–81


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