Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Parenthesis Relation

Parenthesis Relation

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

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.
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Source: Beekman, Callow, and Kopesec 1981

Beekman, John, John Callow, and Michael Kopesec. 1981.The semantic structure of written communication. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics.

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