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What is cohesion?

A technique which refers to other parts of a text, connecting them together

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What are the two types of cohesion?

Grammatical
Lexical

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What is Grammatical cohesion?

Involves the sentence structure and the grammatical function of words:
Includes reference, identification, ellipsis and conjunctions

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What is lexical cohesion?

Involves use of word meanings:
Includes repetition and collocation

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What does referencing use?

Pronouns (usually he, she, it, they)
Demonstrative pronouns (this, that)

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What are the two types of referencing?

Cataphoric
Anaphoric

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What is Anaphoric Referencing?

Where the pronoun refers to something previously mentioned

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What is Cataphoric Referencing?

Where the pronoun doesn't refer to something previously mentioned, but refers to something not yet mentioned

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Which type of referencing do people usually use?

Anaphoric

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Can you also lack cohesion?

Yes, when pointing to something which is obvious what the pronoun is referring to. This is more acceptable in spoken mode than written mode

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What does Bernstein believe about referencing cohesion?

Middle Class people (elaborated code) are more likely to use cohesion and have better use of it than Working Class people

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What does identification cohesion use?

Determiners such as the, this and that

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What does identification cohesion do?

Use of determiner shows the noun has previously been mentioned

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How is the noun first introduced in identification cohesion?

Use of definite article (a) before the use of "the"

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What is ellipsis cohesion?

Where a part of a sentence has been omitted and a previous part of the text allows us to understand the missing element

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What is conjunction cohesion?

The use of conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs as a cohesive device

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What do connectives allow to happen with cohesion?

Show the link of different parts of the text and indicate the relationship between them

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What does repetition cohesion involve?

Repetition of a word or synonym

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How is repetition cohesion used?

To show the link between two sentences e.g.
I have good NEWS everyone. I know you have been waiting for this NEWS for a long time...

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What is collocation cohesion?

The use of words which naturally occur together

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What does collocation create?

Phrases or longer stretches of text

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Why is collocation cohesive?

Because of the words' meanings they are already linked in people's minds