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What is an additive relation?



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


    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.

  Here is a kind of additive relation:
  An additive relation is a kind of

Thompson and Longacre 1985:200


Halliday and Hasan 1976:234–236


van Dijk 1981:167

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