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Types of Paragraphs Based on Role

  
Type Constituents
  
Alternative Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Alternative
Amplification Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Amplification
Antithetical Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Antithesis
Clarification Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Clarification
Comment Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Comment
Condition Paragraph(Intro.) + Condition + Thesis
Coordinate Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis1 + Thesis2
Dialogue ParagraphInitiation + (Continuation) + Response
Evidence Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Evidence
Generalization Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Generalization
Illustration Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Illustration
Motivation Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Motivation
Paraphrase Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Paraphrase
Quote Paragraph(Intro.) + Quote Formula + Quote
Reason Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Reason
Result Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Result
Sequence Paragraph(Setting) + SeqT1 + SeqT2 + SeqTn
Simple Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis
Simultaneous Paragraph(Intro.) + Thesis + Simul. Thesis

This table was derived in part from Longacre 1989a, 83-118 and Clendendon 1989, 131. Optional constituents are listed in parentheses. SeqT is an abbreviation for Sequential Thesis.


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