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Using Cohesive Devices during the course of Lectures “The lectures’ Role”

Author Affiliations

  • 1Shagraa University, Afif College of Education, Saudi Arabia

Int. Res. J. Social Sci., Volume 5, Issue (5), Pages 33-36, May,14 (2016)


This research paper investigates the use and misuse of cohesive devices by 4th year students at Neelain University. The primary aim is to investigate the teacher’s role in encouraging the students to write well tided writing using cohesive devices in classes naturally when they perform their lectures. When English Language lecturers use these devices this will motivate the students as well to do the same and use them in writing and speaking. The findings of the study reveals that the lecturers use only some devices, for example reference and conjunction but they ignore using ellipsis and substitution, except native speakers who used all types of cohesion relations. A number of pedagogical recommendations and suggestions were included.


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