30. Intonation in systemic functional linguistics
William S. Greaves † [+]
York University, Toronto
This chapter is organised in two parts. After providing a general introduction to Halliday’s own work in Section 2, the first part consisting of Sections 3 to 10 will present an account of Halliday’s theory of intonation. Here, while explicating a Systemic Functional Linguistic (SFL) view of intonation, I will attempt to relate it to the well-known intonational transcription system, Tones and Breaks Indices (ToBI). The second part of the chapter consists of brief descriptions of work in the area by other linguists who have used Halliday’s approach as their point of departure in further extensions, applications and so. This section is, in fact, collaborative, my account being based on information kindly provided by the colleagues whose names are specifically foregrounded. These sketches are not comprehensive and in many cases, for lack of space, I have had to exclude information. But so far as possible, I have provided references so that interested readers might be able to pursue the work in its original form.