Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Justification Relation

Definition: 

A justification relation is an interpropositional relation in which one or more propositions provide the basis or right of the speaker to perform the illocutionary act expressed in another proposition.

Examples: 

(English)

Music Day is July 21; I'll post details later, but this is a good time to mark your calendar.

The two clauses after the semicolon justify the announcement of “Music Day” without details.

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