Cohesion In English Language Analysis

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At the beginning, the author puts emphasis on how native speakers of a language decide if a text is either a combination of unrelated sentences or a whole unified sentences based on hearing or reading it by the native speakers. The book ‘Cohesion in English’ show the differences that identify the two aspects of the text, as a unified whole, and collection of unrelated sentences. It is informed that there are empirical factors which are text characteristics, they should be found in order to save as basis in the text. In a grammatical unit, consistency is formed by a sentence supported by a clause to a group of clauses. A text is highly regarded as an exclusive semantic unit in the meaning related to a sentence or clause, however, it does not…show more content…
In a particular way, it might have two sentences which show to have something to do with the other as long as their meaning is related, in other words, if an element in the text is interpreted by reference to the other which concludes the standards of the semantic relation. E.g. “He said so.” The sentence is comprehensive as the author states, and we also know the meaning of the sense as the decoding function of it semantically, however, it is impossible to indicate or understand it by the term of meaning or significance, because we do not really know what he said. E.g. “I was introduced to them; it was John Leathwall and his wife. I had never met John before, but I had heard a lot about him and had some idea what to expect.” Additionally, Halliday and Hasan explain how John gives a cohesive function because it is already emphasized few times, which brings out the lexical form of cohesion, which consists of using the same lexical item more than once that can be partly related to one another. As a result, the cohesion concept accounts for the essence, relations of semantics through any passage of writing or speech allows to function as text, it can be also systematized by classifying it into a small number of categories, reference, ellipsis, substitution, conjunction and lexical cohesion. And each one stands by its own theoretical basis to prove more of a practical meaning by describing and analyzing texts. Each category represents particular features, omission, occurrences, constructions and repetitions, which commonly have the property of giving information about the interpretation of the text or passage dependent on something elsewhere can be verbally explicit, and it is where the cohesion lies within the

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