Cohesion in English
Longman, 1976 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 374 pages
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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adjectives Adjunct adverbs Alice anaphoric anaphoric reference answer cataphoric Chapter clausal ellipsis clausal substitution cohesive relation complex conjunctive relations context of situation contrast Deictic demonstrative discourse distinction element elliptical clause elliptical form elliptical group endophoric English environment Epithet example exophoric reference explicit expressed fact finite functioning as Head going grammatical hence hypotactic hypotaxis indefinite article instances interpretation J. B. Priestley John kind language lexical cohesion lexical ellipsis lexical item lexical verb lexicogrammatical linguistic mass nouns meaning modal Modifier negative nominal group nominal substitute non-elliptical non-finite noun Numerative occur operator ellipsis paratactic particular patterns plural polarity possible preceding text present presupposed clause presupposed group presupposed item presupposition pro-verb pronoun propositional reference item referential repudiated roles sense sequence simply speaker specific speech structure substitution and ellipsis tense textual texture thing tion tonic types of cohesion typically verbal ellipsis verbal group verbal substitute whereas word