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1. A quality of discourse that makes sense: i.e. that is logical, clear, well-formed, unified, and consistently relevant to its topic.

2. In discourse analysis and stylistics, how a text is held together by an underlying development of propositions, a concept introduced by the British linguist Henry G. Widdowson (b.1935).

Subjects: Media Studies.


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