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The Influence of Cohesion and Coherence on Text Quality: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Foreign Language Learners' Written Production


Bagarić Medve, Vesna; Pavičić Takač, Višnja
The Influence of Cohesion and Coherence on Text Quality: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Foreign Language Learners' Written Production // Lagnuage in Cognition and Affect / Piechurska-Kuciel, Ewa ; Szymanska-Czaplak, Elzbieta (ur.).
Berlin itd.: Springer, 2013. str. 111-131


Naslov
The Influence of Cohesion and Coherence on Text Quality: A Cross-Linguistic Study of Foreign Language Learners' Written Production

Autori
Bagarić Medve, Vesna ; Pavičić Takač, Višnja

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Poglavlja u knjigama, znanstveni

Knjiga
Lagnuage in Cognition and Affect

Urednik/ci
Piechurska-Kuciel, Ewa ; Szymanska-Czaplak, Elzbieta

Izdavač
Springer

Grad
Berlin itd.

Godina
2013

Raspon stranica
111-131

ISBN
978-3-642-35304-8

Ključne riječi
Discourse competence, communicative competence, cohesion, coherence, topical structure

Sažetak
In the field of second language acquisition and testing, discourse competence has often been defined within theoretical models of communicative competence (Canale 1983 ; Van Ek 1986 ; Bachman 1990 ; CEFR 2001). Notwithstanding some evident definitional and terminological differences, it seems to be determined by coherence and cohesion, whose significance and influence on the overall quality of written production has been the subject of research (Palmer 1999 ; Chiang 2003 ; Dastjerdi and Talebinezhad 2006). The purpose of the present study is to explore the ways in which foreign language learners use cohesion and coherence in their written production. The sample comprises 90 assignments written by foreign language learners of English or German. Also, in order to identify a potential transfer of knowledge, learners who learn both languages are included as well. First, the number and type of cohesive devices is analysed, and the appropriateness of their usage is assessed along with their latent impact on the overall quality of learners’ writing. Then, topical structure analysis (Lautamatii 1987) is performed in order to clarify how topics in the sentences work through the text produced by learners to build meaning progressively. The following aspects are taken into account: a) which progressions (parallel, sequential, extended parallel progression and extended sequential progression) are used by participants in connecting ideas and thoughts within the paragraphs, and b) whether the number and type of progression correlate with the quality of the written composition. The results indicate that foreign language learners’ compositions are characterised by the dominant and ineffective use of simple cohesive devices, and that successful learners tend to use sequential progression more often than unsuccessful learners.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Filologija



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Projekt / tema
122-1301049-0606 - Kognitivno lingvistički pristup polisemiji u hrvatskome i drugim jezicima (Mario Brdar, )

Ustanove
Filozofski fakultet, Osijek