Glossary of Linguistic Terms

Motivation Relation

Definition: 

An interpropositional relation in which the speaker expresses a proposition(s) to increase the addressee's willingness to accept the directive communicated in another proposition.

Examples: 

(English)

  • The ballet company is giving four concerts next week. Tickets are $7.50. It’s new choreography and should be very entertaining.

The last sentence is intended to motivate attendance at the concerts mentioned in the first.