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On cohesion and coherence of text

Ana Mikić Čolić orcid id ; Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Osijeku
Ivana Trtanj orcid id ; Fakultet za odgojne i obrazovne znanosti Sveučilišta u Osijeku

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str. 247-264

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Th e present paper provides a brief overview of theories focusing on text, with special emphasis on the terms cohesion and coherence. As a display of the communicative nature of language, the notion of text has in linguistic history often eluded grammatical description. Mid–20th century saw a signifi cant change in this respect, with the emergence of Actual Syntax, Systemic Functional Theory and M. A. K Halliday’s Functional Grammar and Text Linguistics. These theories caused significant changes in perspectives towards grammar, whose direction tends to turn from text towards the sentence. Th e focus shift of grammatical description towards functional linguistic units implied a more intense interest in (linguistic) competence, which is roughly classifi ed into grammatical and pragmatic competence, i.e. to the ability of efficient use of grammatical knowledge. Cohesion – the presence of direct linguistic relations that create text structure, and coherence – the degree of text intelligibility, form an important aspect of effi cient language use in all theoretical approaches. This paper, therefore, aims to examine and provide an overview of a fraction of theoretical approaches that have tackled these two complex concepts, particularly given the lack of their systematic description in the studies of Croatian.

Ključne riječi

discourse, linguistic competence, discourse competence, cohesion, coherence

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