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Coherence refers to the connectedness of a discourse, which is always sought by hearers or readers.

Coherence concerns the connectedness of a discourse (Discourse Analysis and Greek): it is what makes a discourse a unified whole, instead of an unrelated set of clauses or sentences (Sentence; Sentence/Utterance (lógos), Ancient Theories of). In trying to understand what a speaker/writer is doing, hearers/readers will automatically look for coherence. What is more, constructing a coherent represen…

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Annemieke Drummen, “Coherence”, in: Encyclopedia of Ancient Greek Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: First Last. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2013

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