Publication details

Coherence and Cohesion in English Discourse

Authors

DONTCHEVA-NAVRÁTILOVÁ Olga JANČAŘÍKOVÁ Renata MIŠŠÍKOVÁ Gabriela POVOLNÁ Renata

Type Monograph
Citation
Description The book explores coherence and cohesion as constitutive components of human interaction. The authors share the view that the subjective perception of meaningfulness and purposefulness of discourse (coherence) is an interpretative dynamic notion which is closely related but not necessarily dependent on grammatical and lexical relations holding between textual elements (cohesion). Various aspects of coherence and cohesion are investigated in different types of discourse, namely spoken interaction, academic, political discourse and newspaper discourse and fiction. The book brings new insights into how the perception of coherence and cohesion affect discourse production and interpretation.