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I'm reqesting to know the importance of Co-textuality in Discourse Analysis.
Also the importance of Context of situation in Discourse Analysis.
They are both very important to discourse analysts. The context is the setting that something occurs in. This can help to decipher the meaning of words or statements that can have more than one meaning. Cotext refers to the words or text that come before or after a certain passage. This can obviously influence the understanding of the text in question.

Does that help?
So what is the difference between cotext and context?

I must admit I'm not terribly fond of much of the linguist jargon. If one is reading about two guys in a foxhole in WWII, the war itself is the main context. The passages just before and just after the words under discussion would be the cotext. I agree with your later statement that that could be called context also.