Cohesion is a property of oral and written text or discourse. It refers to relations that exist between (adjacent and) structurally independent clauses or sentences. Cohesion, thus, characterizes a stretch of text that manifests a non-structural relationship. The sentence in (1) does not denote a cohesive relation because of the grammatical dependency that exists between its major component parts, its main and subordinate clauses.
- fawra duxūli-hi l-maqhā badaʾa yudaxxinu sījāra
- ‘As soon as he entered the café, he started smoking a cigarette’
The notion of cohesion refers t…