<speaker> Speaker

One who utters one segment of a speech or dialog.


For example, the computer “HAL” is the speaker in the following exchange “HAL: ‘Hi Dave’”.
Related Elements
A <speech> is a container element that names the person, object or group speaking (<speaker> element), followed by one complete utterance, modeled as one or more paragraphs (<p>). These paragraphs need not be long text constructions, but may contain only a few words, as in the example “Hi Dave” above.

Base Attributes

Models and Context
May be contained in
Content Model
<!ELEMENT  speaker      (#PCDATA %speaker-elements;)*                >
Expanded Content Model

(#PCDATA | degrees | given-names | prefix | surname | suffix | fn | target | xref)*

Tagged Sample

Dialog between two <speaker>s

 <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></speech>
   <p>So, why doe she do that?</p></speech>
   <p>I think it gives somebody self-esteem ...</p></speech>