Michael Halliday

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Michael Halliday
Michael Halliday at his 90th birthday symposium, 2015.jpg
Halliday at his 90th-birthday symposium, 2015
BornMichael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday
(1925-04-13)13 April 1925
Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died15 April 2018(2018-04-15) (aged 93)
Sydney, Australia
ResidenceAustralia
NationalityEnglish
Known forSystemic functional linguistics
Spouse(s)Ruqaiya Hasan
Scientific career
FieldsLinguistics
InfluencesVilém Mathesius (Prague school) Wang Li, J.R. Firth, Benjamin Lee Whorf
InfluencedRuqaiya Hasan, C.M.I.M. Matthiessen, J.R. Martin, Norman Fairclough

Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often M.A.K. Halliday; 13 April 1925 – 15 April 2018) was an English-born linguist. He developed the internationally influential systemic functional linguistic model of language. His grammatical works go by the name of systemic functional grammar (SFG).[1]

Halliday described himself as a generalist, meaning that he has tried "to look at language from every possible vantage point", and has described his work as "wander[ing] the highways and byways of language".[2]

Halliday died in Sydney of natural causes on 15 April 2018 at the age of 93.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. See Halliday, M.A.K. 2002. On Grammar, Vol. 1 in The Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday. London: Continuum.
  2. Halliday, 2002. "A Personal Perspective". In On Grammar, Vol. 1 in The Collected Works, pp. 7, 14.
  3. Obituary for Michael Halliday

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