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Table 3 An excerpt from TT2

From: Coherence in Hong Lou Meng and its English translations: an exploratory investigation

Clause ID Clause Cohesive device Interpretative source Tie status Identity chain Similarity chain
1 PATIENCE, <2 > had just returned to the party. 1. the (party) -/in previous chapters anaphoric Patience1; Patience 7; asked 4; said 8;
2 you will recall, 2. you - exophoric   
3 ‘What’s happened to your mistress?’ 3. your 1. PATIENCE anaphoric   
4 the others asked her. 4. the (others) - exophoric   
her 3. mistress anaphoric 4-3-1 Patience
5 ‘Why doesn’t she come back 5. she 3. mistress   
6 and (subject) join us?’ 6. subject-ellipsis 5. she 6e-5-3  
us 4. others
7 She hasn’t got time,’ 7. She 6. subject 7-6e-5-3 mistress  
8 said Patience,      
9 laughing.