Chapter 11: The meanings and forms of intonation and punctuation in English: The concepts required for an explicit model
Robin Fawcett [+]
Cardiff University, (Emeritus)
Robin Fawcett is Emeritus Professor in Linguistics and Director of the Computational Linguistics Unit, Centre for Language and Communication Research, Cardiff University. His research interests include general linguistics, systemic functional linguistics in a socio-cognitive framework, the computer modelling of language in both generation and understanding, and English and other languages for both of these purposes and for the analysis of texts. His most recent publications include Meaning and Form: Systemic Functional Interpretations (co-edited with M. Berry, C. Butler and G. Huang, 1996). He is also the series editor for Functional Linguistics and Discussions in Functional Approaches to Language, both published by Equinox.
The goal of this chapter is to describe a partly new model of intonation and punctuation, as these are used in a comprehensive, explicit and fully integrated model of how the overall ‘grammar’ of English is used to generate text.