Topic chaining

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Topic chaining is a kind of thematic progression in which the topic of a sentence is identical to the topic of the previous sentence.


My sister is an architect. She likes old houses.


  • Erteschik-Shir, Nomi. 1988. Topic-chaining and dominance-chaining. In: Tobin, Yishai (ed.) The Prague School and its legacy. Amsterdam: Benjamins, 145-153.