Study of Linguistic Cohesion and Meaningful Coherence of the Novel ' Miri Jiyori' on the Basis of Discourse

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Violina Deka, Banashri Nath, Hiroma Nath, Indeswar Pegu


Language is the simplest and the easiest way of expressing one's feelings, emotions, views and opinions. Discourse  or Discourse analysis is the most important part of the practical side of the language which acts as a medium of communication. People generally do not speak any language by looking over grammatical structures and dictionary meanings. The speech becomes influential as soon as the intention of the speaker and the underlying meaning is released. People say something by keeping in view the context of the background. Speaker, audience, speech, environment-all are the subjects of discussion in discourse analysis. Discourse is the process of determining comprehensive meaning of the speech and intention of the speech. In Discourse analysis 'Linguistic Cohesion and meaningful Coherence' are the two methods that are to be given attention. The presence of linguistic Cohesion does not imply the presence of coherence in dialogues or conversations all the time. The speech becomes meaningless without meaningful coherence. Sometimes meaningful coherence may lead to a successful conversation without linguistic Cohesion. It is necessary to examine meaningful coherence and linguistic Cohesion in conversational speech analysis. 'Miri Jiyori' (1895) is the first Assamese social novel composed by Rajanikanta Bordoloi. As a first Assamese novel there is the need of speech analysis of the dialogues or conversations of the novel. Therefore through this paper based on discourse it is sought to examine linguistic Cohesion and coherence of the conversation or dialogues of the different characters of the novel 'Miri Jiyori'.

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