Cohesion in English

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Longman, 1976 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 374 pages
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Cohesion in English is concerned with a relatively neglected part of the linguistic system: its resources for text construction, the range of meanings that are speciffically associated with relating what is being spoken or written to its semantic environment. A principal component of these resources is 'cohesion'. This book studies the cohesion that arises from semantic relations between sentences. Reference from one to the other, repetition of word meanings, the conjunctive force of but, so, then and the like are considered. Further, it describes a method for analysing and coding sentences, which is applied to specimen texts.

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Reference
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Substitution
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Ellipsis
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About the author (1976)

Halliday was trained in Chinese for war service with the British Army; studied China, taught Chinese in Britain for a number of years, then moved into linguistics, becoming in 1965 Professor of General Linguistics at University College of London.

Ruqaiya Hasanhas taught and held visiting positions at various oniversities in England, America and Australia. She is Emeritus Professor of Linguistics at Macquarie University, Australia.