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Conjunctive cohesion and relational coherence in students' compositions

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dc.contributor.advisor Hubbard EH, Prof en
dc.contributor.author Ramasawmy N en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T11:54:38Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T11:54:38Z
dc.date.created 2003 en
dc.date.submitted 2005 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/142173
dc.description.abstract This research study examines the relationship between conjunctive cohesion and relational coherence in students' narrative and expository compositions and writing quality (here defined in terms of teachers' ratings). Altogether 64 compositions were analysed using Halliday and Hasan's (1976) cohesion theory and Crombie's (1985) set of interpropositional relations. The results of the study show that both conjunctive cohesion density and relational coherence, as defined by the density of contiguous functional relations, affect perceptions of writing quality. Writers of low-rated narrative and low-rated expository compositions not only used a more limited range of conjunctives but their compositions manifested less cohesion density and contiguous relation density than writers of high-rated narrative and expository compositions did. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Linguistics en
dc.subject Training and education en
dc.title Conjunctive cohesion and relational coherence in students' compositions en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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