On Paragraph Groups with a Narrow Theme in Contemporary English

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Dealing with the thematic build-up of paragraph groups, this paper explores narrow Theme paragraph groups in a corpus of contemporary British English texts. It studies their build-up patterns, composition (constituent paragraphs), length, frequency, stylistic affinities, etc. The groups are shown to favour the unfolding pattern, to include on average fewer than three paragraphs, mostly stable Theme ones, and to thrive particularly in fiction, less so in journalism, and to be employed rather sparingly in academic texts.


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