Patterns of Lexis in Text

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Oxford University Press, 1991 - Cohesion (Linguistics). - 276 pages
Passages of authentic text are analysed to demonstrate the operations of patterns of lexis across sentence boundaries and over considerable distances within and between texts. These insights are related to a comprehensive theory of language, in which 'lexis' and 'text' are shown to beimportant levels of language organization. Implications for the teaching of reading and writing are also discussed.First Prize English Speaking Union's Duke of Edinburgh Book Competition

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