Yesterday I discussed with a party. The party was very funny but they could not dance it because she was dancing so loudly that I could not hear the class. Read the following lines and explain what happens with it.
A: The Phone is ringing B: I’m in the bathroom C: Ok Can you understand the following conversation?
According to what we’ve studied so far, what’s COHERENCE for you ?
The previous examples show that coherence depends on the ability of the reader/listener to:
Identify the relationships between the
ilo- and locutionary acts, by
activating his-her previous knowledge about:
The topic, the information given by the cotext and context where the text is or was produced.
In a sentence, It’s given by the order in which its elements are organized. Tey are: It comes at the beginning of the sentence It comes after the Theme
WATCH OUT!!!!!!!!!!!! Don’t confuse THEME and RHEME with SUBJECT and PREDICATE, since they correspond to different levels of analysis.
THEME RHEME The teacher We A new text This morning, Who Give Please, gave us a new text this morning were given a new text by the teacher was given to us by the teacher this morning a new text was given by the teacher gave us a new text this morning? us a new text this morning, please give us a new text
GIVEN INFORMATION The information that has already been mentioned or inferable from information already mentioned in previous parts of the text NEW INFORMATION Refers to the information that has not been mentioned, or cannot been inferred from the text or context.
Given Information New Information Theme position: At the beginning of the clause Rheme position At the end of the clause
THEMATIC PATTERING The constant pattern It’s when the THEME is repeated over several clauses or sentences, and it’s coded through different cohesive devices. T1 R1 T2 R2 T3 R3 CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS PATTERN?
Urea is a very important chemical because which is used in many industrial and biological processes. It is excreted in the urine as an end product of protein metabolism. It is produced on large scale and 0 used as a fertilizer and raw material in the manufacture of some plastics and drugs. It can be extracted from natural processes or 0 artificially prepared in laboratories.
THEMATIC PATTERING The linear Thematic Pattern It’s when the THEME of every sentence is chosen from the Rheme of the previous clause or sentence. T1 R1 T2 R2 T3 R3 CAN YOU EXPLAIN THIS PATTERN?
The early feminist movement was greatly influenced by the work on Mary Wollstonecraft . She proposed a feminist agenda whose aims were to expose the exclusion of women from traditionally “male” spheres like politics, economics, education and religion . These aims became a main focus for religious women in particular in the United States.
THEMATIC PATTERING The complex combined pattern It results from the combination of two or more patterns already described
TEXT TEXTURE COHESION
A semantic Unit The effect produced by connections that exist between function words and content words in texts. The effect caused by cohesion
LEXICAL COHESION GRAMMATICAL COHESION
FIND THE MISTAKE IN THIS READING… Artist Pablo Cassels, lost his pants on The London Underground last week and he has offered $200 to the person who returns them. If you have any information, phone 0178-334-5656
Thank Goodness I didn’t lose my Brushes!!!
FIND THE MISTAKE IN THIS READING… LONELY HEARTS Small, single, intelligent woman wishes to meet tall, attractive, non-smoking mule. Please send photos and phone number to Box 242.