chapter  4
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Links

In the previous chapter we looked at identifying ideas and used the Subject Verb Object group as our basic unit. Identifying the ideas is a major step towards understanding and recreating a speech as an interpreter, but just as important as the ideas themselves are the relationships between them: the links. Links signal the way the speaker wants the listener to relate what is about to be said to what has been said before (Baker, 1992:190). A speech is all about two things: the ideas and the links between them.