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ERIC Number: ED359764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 14
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Ventola, Eija
This article discusses the system of reference as one of the linguistic systems operating in English texts. It introduces reference systems as systems that code cohesive dependency relationships between entities in texts. References in texts are treated as ways of introducing and keeping track of text participants. The cohesive operation of referential systems and their realizates are exemplified in academic texts. Native writers rarely have difficulties in realizing referential choices, but non-native learners of English often do not fully comprehend the functions of reference items in texts; their use of such reference items as articles is not systematic and may lead to misunderstandings and obscure the intended meanings. The article offers some explanations of the problems experienced by non-native writers. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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