Interactional Coherence in Twitter Messages on the Anglophone Crisis in Cameroon

Peniel Zaazra Nouhou, Camilla Arundie Tabe


This paper examines the coherent indicators in 269 Twitter messages on the Anglophone crisis in Cameroon. The data was collected through screenshots from Anglophone Cameroonians from 2016 to 2020. Insights were got from Oshima and Hogue (2006) who give four elements of coherence devices that writers can use in order to achieve coherence. These include the repetition of key nouns, the use of consistent pronouns, transition signals to link ideas and ordering of information in logical order. After quantitative and qualitative analyses, the findings indicated the repetition of key nouns, pronouns, transitional words and logical ordering of ideas. It was equaly discovered that the coherent devices help in the smooth flow of ideas, and context displays an important role in the realisation of coherence.

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English Linguistics Research
ISSN 1927-6028 (Print)   ISSN 1927-6036 (Online)

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