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Lexical cohesion and the rhetorical structure of English fictional texts [ALRJournal]
ALRJournal. 2021; 5(6): 6-12 | DOI: 10.14744/alrj.2021.24654

Lexical cohesion and the rhetorical structure of English fictional texts

Aysel Ilqar Mammadbeyli
Department of Filology, Azerbaijan University of Languages, Baku, Azerbaijan

The paper deals with the study of the lexical cohesionís role in the rhetorical structure of the English fictional texts. The rhetoric function of cohesion has been investigated in line with its other functions in the process of text construction. The hierarchical relations and the functional approach are major issues in the rhetorical structure theory introduced by Thompson and Mann. The rhetorical value of the cohesive devices under analysis have strong link to the wholeness of the conveyed information in text, the ways of expression of the peculiarities of the authorís intention and text pragmatics. There is a logical connection between the linguistic units that make up the text. This connection has both semantic and grammatical basis. In the lexical system of any language, linguistic units have different semantic carriers. Various metaphors found in the text play an important role in the rhetorical structure; especially metaphorical, metonymic, hyperbolic as well as ironic transference play an important role in this context. This approach to lexical units differs from traditional linguistics; the difference lies in their breadth of functional scope and their role in organizing the text. The study of the rhetorical structure of the text in this aspect is actual from the point of view of studying the functional features of the lexical units of the language in the context of the text. There is a gradual development of the theory of rhetorical structures and their main features, the place of coherence and coherence of the text in the rhetorical structure, as well as the coordinating function of auxiliary units of the language ― connectors, conjunctions, alliances, etc. modal words in the rhetorical structure of the text.

Keywords: cohesion, text, rhetorical, function, interrelationship, pragmatics

Aysel Ilqar Mammadbeyli. Lexical cohesion and the rhetorical structure of English fictional texts. ALRJournal. 2021; 5(6): 6-12

Corresponding Author: Aysel Ilqar Mammadbeyli, Azerbaijan
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