<speech> Speech

One exchange (a single speech) in a real or imaginary conversation between two or more entities.


For example, the conversation may be between an interviewer and the person being interviewed, between a nurse and a patient, or between a person and a computer. Each time a new speaker takes over, a new <speech> starts, which names the speaker (<speaker>) and then contains one or more paragraphs (<p>) that hold what speaker said.
In this Suite, a speech is not part of any particular larger element structure; a speech is just one identified fragment of the whole conversation.
A <speech> is modeled to name the speaker, followed by a minimum of one full paragraph to contain the speech’s text, even if what is spoken is only a few words, for example:
In the circumstance in which many voices are heard as one, for example, “All the Kings Men” or “Tom and Jerry”, the combination is considered to be a single speaker.
Related Elements
A <speech> is a container element that names the person, object, or group speaking (<speaker>), followed by one complete utterance, modeled as one or more paragraphs.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
The following, in order:
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  speech       %speech-model;                               >
Expanded Content Model

((object-id)*, speaker, (p)+)

Tagged Samples
In <p>
 <p>The participants understood the purpose of their peer
  response groups to be finding mistakes or problems in each
  other&rsquo;s essays. ... Clara, one of the Chinese-speakers,
  explains why she no longer believes the initial positive comments:
   <p>I think Aeenoy start this way. I think she always do
    this way, like say some good thing first. And then I know
    the bad thing is coming.</p>
   <p>So, why doe she do that?</p>
   <p>I think it gives somebody self-esteem ...</p>
In <disp-quote> with attribution
    <p>I will ask now Kakizawa from Your Party, is 
     it possible [for your party] to merge with the 
     Japan Restoration Party, this [topic] has also 
     become now the focus of the news.</p>
    <p>When appearing on this program I looked forward 
     enormously to decide on this, well, it is up to 
     [their] policy, policy is important.</p>
  <attrib>(<italic>Shin Hōdō 2001</italic>, November 25, 2012)</attrib>
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