Application of Coherence of Theme and Rheme System in English Language Teaching under Cognition

Ai-min ZOU, Mei-ning WANG, You-mei GAO


The repetitive coherence of theme and rheme comes through one of the important cohesive devices which make texture coherent and progressing. From cognitive point of view, applying the mode of thematic and rheme into English language teaching can display its tool function for texture. It also contributes to the understanding and interpretation of coherent discourses, and to the way in teaching reading and writing. Therefore, learners will leap forward from their cognitive level.
Key words: cognition, coherence of theme and rheme, English language teaching
Résumé: La cohésion réitérative thème/rhème dans le texte est un moyen important pour réaliser la cohésion et la cohérence du texte. C’est justement ces moyens de cohésion qui permettent de réaliser la progression thème/rhème et de composer ainsi un texte cohérent. L’application du mécanisme cohésif de thème/rhème dans l’enseignement textuel de l’anglais permet de montrer sa fonction comme outil textuel, de fournir un fil de pensée clair pour la rédaction et la lecture en anglais et d’approfondir ainsi la cognition des apprenant sur l’anglais.
Mots-clés: cognition, cohésion thème/rhème, enseignement textuel
摘要:語篇中主述位的反複銜接是實現語篇銜接和連貫的重要手段之一 ,而正是這些語篇銜接的手段使得主、述位達到層層推進,構成連貫的語篇。從認知的角度將主述位銜接機制應用於英語篇章教學,可展示其作為篇章工具的使用性,也可以為英語寫作和閱讀教學提供更為清晰的思路,使英語學習者從認知上達到一個飛躍。

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