Many inanimate abstract nouns can perform a cohesive function, facilitating the creation of succinct, coherent texts. Such nouns only have a vague general meaning when taken out of context, but acquire a more specific and often attitudinally marked meaning with reference to other words in the text, whether they be in the same clause or in a previous or subsequent clause.
|Title of host publication||Academic Writing in a Second or Foreign Language|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 2012|
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- shell nouns
- signalling nouns
- inanimate abstract nouns
- academic writing
- english as a second language
- english as a foreign language