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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(1); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.040104.

Coherence of English Political Speeches from the Perspective of Cohesion Theory


Wang Hao

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Wang Hao

High School Affiliated to Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China


As an important theoretical branch of discourse research, cohesion theory research began in the 1960s. Since then, great progress has been made.  In political speeches, coherence is the key to conveying information, ensuring efficient communication, developing trust and andaudienceaudience appealing and approaching the audience by means of various strategies, rhetorical devices, communication skills, etc.. In discourse, cohesion is semantic concept rather than a structure. Cohesion theory can be divided into explicit cohesion and implicit cohesion, which determine the coherence of discourse. In this paper, the linguistic features of discourse are analyzed, the result of which suggests that the coherence of discourse is the result of the joint action of explicit cohesive devices and implicit and giant cohesive devices.


Cohesion theory; English political speeches; Coherence

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Wang Hao. Coherence of English Political Speeches from the Perspective of Cohesion Theory. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4 Issue 1: 14-19. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.040104.


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