Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

Prosodic ‘structure’: grammar for negotiation Prosodic ‘structure’: grammar for negotiation

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): J. R. Martin

Journal: Ilha do Desterro
ISSN 0101-4846

Issue: 46;
Start page: 041;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: functional linguistics | prosodic structure | interpersonal

ABSTRACT
This paper, written from the perspective of systemic functional linguistics, responds to a request from Schegloff for a grammar of action. In particular, it reviews Halliday’s work on the association between types of meaning and types of structure, developing especially his notion of prosodic realisation patterns for interpersonal meaning. Prosodic structuring principles from phonology and discourse are considered, but the focus is on grammar and the marginalisation of interpersonal meaning by constituency analysis. Alternative forms of representation are considered for action-oriented grammar in English and Tagalog. This paper, written from the perspective of systemic functional linguistics, responds to a request from Schegloff for a grammar of action. In particular, it reviews Halliday’s work on the association between types of meaning and types of structure, developing especially his notion of prosodic realisation patterns for interpersonal meaning. Prosodic structuring principles from phonology and discourse are considered, but the focus is on grammar and the marginalisation of interpersonal meaning by constituency analysis. Alternative forms of representation are considered for action-oriented grammar in English and Tagalog.
Affiliate Program     

Tango Jona
Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona