Cohesive Devices in Business English Speaking and Listening Discourse

Lihua TAN


Business speaking and listening is an important course for cultivating business English majors’ interactive skills, playing a key role in future successful business contacts. The author in this paper attempts to explore explicit and implicit cohesive devices in business speaking and listening discourses. It is found that explicit cohesive devices are mainly used when expressing willingness to establish further business relationships while implicit ones in unwillingness to do business. It is hoped that this paper may shed some lights on business English study.


Explicit cohesive devices; Implicit cohesive devices; Business settings

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