Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Interpropositional Relation


An interpropositional relation is an explicit or inferred coherence relation between propositions or groups of propositions that are typically expressed by clauses or larger portions of text.

Interpropositional relations can account for the coherence between portions of text.


The term interpropositional relation has been chosen here as a rubric for relations that various authors have proposed, using a variety of terminology, in accounting for text structure or coherence.

Not every author would agree that this term is the best one for these relations, nor would all agree that every relation cited here belongs in a list of interpropositional relations. The controversy occurs either because of a disputation over the validity of a relation itself, or some restriction on the usage of the term interpropositional relation.



The following construction is an example of an inferred solutionhood relation, a particular kind of interpropositional relation:

  • I’m hungry; let’s go to the Fuji Gardens.
See Also: