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Book: Information Structure in Spoken English

Chapter: Synthesis of Previous Two Chapters and Proposal of New Model

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.43961


In this chapter I will propose an expanded model based on three different information scale: (i) a referential one based primarily on lexis, (ii) an identification one based primarily on phonology (iii) and a propositional one realised by the combination of lexicogrammar and prosody. Such a model will be able to track the unfolding of expectations as they emerge through the production of lexical items and also to model the relation between propositions. The model will be incorporated into the architecture of SFL and relevant systems drawn.

Chapter Contributors

  • Gerard O'Grady ( - gogrady) 'Cardiff University'