<particDesc> (participation description) describes the identifiable speakers, voices, or other participants in any kind of text or other persons named or otherwise referred to in a text, edition, or metadata. [15.2. Contextual Information]
Attributesatt.global (@xml:id, @n, @xml:lang, @xml:base, @xml:space) (att.global.rendition (@rend, @style, @rendition)) (att.global.linking (@corresp, @synch, @sameAs, @copyOf, @next, @prev, @exclude, @select)) (att.global.analytic (@ana)) (att.global.facs (@facs)) (att.global.change (@change)) (att.global.responsibility (@cert, @resp)) (att.global.source (@source)) att.declarable (@default)
Member of
Contained by
header: profileDesc
May contain
core: p
linking: ab

May contain a prose description organized as paragraphs, or a structured list of persons and person groups, with an optional formal specification of any relationships amongst them.

  <person xml:id="P-1234sex="2age="mid">
   <p>Female informant, well-educated, born in
       Shropshire UK, 12 Jan 1950, of unknown occupation. Speaks French fluently.
       Socio-Economic status B2.</p>
  <person xml:id="P-4332sex="1">
    <forename>St John</forename>
   <residence notAfter="1959">
     <street>Railway Cuttings</street>
     <settlement>East Cheam</settlement>
   <relation type="personalname="spouse"
    mutual="#P-1234 #P-4332"/>


This example shows both a very simple person description, and a very detailed one, using some of the more specialized elements from the module for Names and Dates.

Content model
  <classRef key="model.pLikeminOccurs="1"

  <alternate minOccurs="1"

   <classRef key="model.personLike"/>
   <elementRef key="listPerson"/>
   <elementRef key="listOrg"/>
Schema Declaration
element particDesc
    | ( tei_model.personLike | tei_listPerson | tei_listOrg )+