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Lundquist, Lita. 1979. From text coherence to text typology. Papers from the Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics 5 (1) : 171–183.
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Article in journal
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Person as a subject


Text coherence is seen as a product of three factors: (i) thematic coherence created by reference acts, (ii) semantic coherence created by predication acts, and (iii) pragmatic coherence created by illocutionary acts (J. Searle 1969: 'Speech acts'). The surface structure of text coherence is (more or less) specific of a certain text type, e.g. the obituary analyzed.