Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Correction Relation


A correction relation is an antithesis relation in which the speaker's expression of positive regard reinforces, redefines, or corrects one or the other of the contrasted propositions or groups of propositions.



  • I would be glad if you came; in fact, I would be delighted.
  • He showed no pleasure at hearing the news; instead he looked even gloomier.
See Also: 
270–271, 279–280