Aspects of Cohesion and Their Application to English Teaching in Japan

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Kaori Terakawa, Tokyo Denki University


Cohesion is not commonly taught in many institutions in Japan. However, it is recommended that it be introduced, because the mastery of cohesion plays a crucial role in understanding a text more fully. The goals of this paper are (a) to summarize the theory of cohesion, and (b) to discuss how the theory of cohesion can be applied in English classes in Japan to help learners become more fluent in reading.