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Toward a Grammar of Passages

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“The mature writer is recognized ... by his ability to create a flow of sentences, a pattern of thought that is produced, one suspects, according to the principles of yet another kind of grammar—a grammar, let us say, of passages.”—Mina Shaughnessy



Richard M. Coe has developed such a “grammar,” one which uses a simple graphic instrument to analyze the meaningful relationshi
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 20th 1987 by Southern Illinois University Press
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Maria Cupery
Jun 13, 2014 Maria Cupery rated it really liked it
Shelves: linguistics
Interesting and readable. Has one main thesis - explaining passages by numbering the generality of each sentence - so not a thorough grammar of passages. However, he links that thesis to many practical applications and other theories, so it's a valuable book.
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