The article explores means of cohesion and coherence in popular economic discourse, as well as their functional and pragmatic significance. It also provides the main approaches to the concepts of discourse, cohesion, and coherence in modern linguistics.
With economy being one of the essential areas of society and with the processes of economic globalization, the language of economy and economics becomes one of the most focused on matters in present-day linguistics. Particular attention should be given to the discourse functioning in the mass media as being a very influential phenomenon in society.
All the aforesaid determines the rationale of the study.
The Economist is used as the source of the empirical material for analysis of coherence in the popular economic discourse. The descriptive, comparative, and discourse analyses are applied in the study.
The research has shown that means of coherence in the actual discourse material include various units of different language levels.
Among the grammatical means of cohesion the most relevant ones proved to be predicative constructions, inversion, the verb aspectual and temporal system, parentheses, and parallel constructions.
Lexical and semantic means include lexical repetition, synonyms and antonyms, genus-species relations, words of the same semantic field, and deictic words.
The most relevant stylistic devise is the rhetorical question.
The complex of these means provides text cohesion on different scales (phrase, paragraph, etc.), as well as formal and semantic unity of discourse, its coherence.
Oreshko, V.M. & Kuznetsov, D.E. (2017). Means of expressing coherence in the economic discourse (on the material of the economist magazine). Issues of Applied Linguistics, 28, 50-66. doi: https://doi.org/10.25076/vpl.28.05