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What is collateral information?

 

Definition
 

Collateral information expresses a nonevent, something that did not or has not yet happened.

Kinds
 
  • denial: John did not drown
  • question: will John drown?
  • prediction: John's going to drown
Source
 

Grimes, J. 1975:64–70


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