I'm studying lexical reiteration as a kind of cohesion in English. The classification of reiteration by Halliday and Hasan (1976) which states that reiteration can be:
- Synonym or near-synonym
- General word
is quite confusing to me. Why isn't antonym listed here? Do you have any idea?
And this is the definition given in "Cohesion in English" (1976:278):
"Reiteration is a form of lexical cohesion which involves the repetition of a lexical item, at one end of the scale; the use of a general word to refer back to a lexical item at the other end of the scale; and a number of thing in between-the use of synonym, near-synonym, or superordinate."
Thank you for your help.