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'''Tail-head linkage''' a discourse pattern in the verbal of
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Tail-head linkage (THL) is a discourse pattern which consists in repeating, at the beginning of a new sentence, the main verbal root of the preceding sentence for discourse cohesion.
Sometimes so called "Generic THL" is included in typological surveys, i.e. when the same verbal roots i not repeated but instead there is a generic verb (often 'do' or make') that recaps the previous sentence and starts the new. Another potentially problematic issue is if the language only displays THL in instructional texts (recipes, rituals etc.), usually it needs to occur in more different types of text in order to be classified as THL.