Discourse structure

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    • How it is constructed?
      • How does the text start?
      • What is the sequence of sections involved in the middle?
      • How does it finish?
      • Are there key words, phrases or other features which are used to help the shaping of the text?
    • Internal structure
      • What it's like at the beginning, middle and end
    • Recognisable patterns in organisation of text
      • Connects to mode and genre conventions
    • Discourse markers
      • Help create fluency and cohesion with text
    • Phatic communication & adjacency pairs
      • Associated with co-operative conversation


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