The chapter zooms into the specific linguistic devices that are employed for the signalling of discourse organisation in narrative and non-narrative texts. Such devices include discourse markers, participant chains (which are formed by reference ties), time chains/shifts, and extensive lexical and sentence structure patterning. Lexical patterns involve both grammatical and lexical words, as well as metalinguistic elements, anaphoric nouns and other prediction pairs. Sentence structure patterns involve repetition in its various forms and the more extended thematic progression. All these devices are analysed in a large number of texts and according to various models of analysis in the literature, while their co-occurrence in discourse is emphasized.
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