Chapter 5: The black hole in graphology
Martin Davies [+]
Martin Davies retired from the University of Stirling in 1996. He began his career as a secondary teacher at Canford School in Dorset, moving from there to The King’s School Canterbury, then on to Loughborough College of Education, before taking up a lecturer position at the University of Stirling in 1976. Davies has long been interested in the connection between phonology and reading aloud and the educational insights that can be gained from understanding this connection. He has published widely in the area of prosodic choice in reading aloud, literacy and intonation, and theme, information and cohesion. He is co-editor with Louise Ravelli of Advances in Systemic Linguistics (1992). His major research interests include intonation implicit in writing, cohesion and information structure, standard English and alienation in education, and applications of systemic functional linguistics in educational contexts.
Martin Davies discusses how and why sentences, sometimes, do not make sense.