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hamedsin60



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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:10 am
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hi
i have two questions and i hope to have your help:
1. Is Halliday and Hassan's cohesive ties inclusive? is there any other cohesive device that is not mentioned in this classification?

2. should cohesive devices be explicitly taught in an EFL class?

i should be thankful to have your ideas.
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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 12:03 pm
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If I remember my Halliday¬Hassan rightly, the answer to the first question is YES.

As to the second question, I don't know. It depends on what your goals are. Do you really need to explain IN GENERAL the relational ties between the following propositions? Or do they work similarly on every language? Try and translate those examples into any human language and you may experience the reactions of hearers...

e.1. John is not an idiot, therefore he will find his way home all by himself
e.2. John is not an idiot, after all he will find his way home all by himself
e.3. It's a sunny day. John will be drunk.
e.4. What's your name? Let's say he then put it on top of the other one.


And now, my question: why do you name this thread cohesion and coherence? Where does coherence appear in your questionnaire?
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