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This is the component of the system of intertextuality in a community that I have called thematic intertextuality (Lemke 1985a, 1988, 1995a). The notion of a thematic formation may feel more familiar if we recognize its shared roots with the notions of collocation and cohesion. , which are the basis on which we interpret less semantically explicit expressions such as 'pipe smoke', 'pipe tobacco', 'tobacco smoke', etc. Moreover, while one could analyse each separate relationship as a binary one between just two semantemes, it is clear that in text after text there is a larger interlocking pattern of semantic relationships that encompasses all of these terms and a few more (e.

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