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).
Halliday at his 90th-birthday symposium, 2015
Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday
13 April 1925
|Died||15 April 2018 (aged 93)|
|Known for||Systemic functional linguistics|
|Influences||Vilém Mathesius (Prague school) Wang Li, J.R. Firth, Benjamin Lee Whorf|
|Influenced||Ruqaiya Hasan, C.M.I.M. Matthiessen, J.R. Martin, Norman Fairclough|
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".
- See Halliday, M.A.K. 2002. On Grammar, Vol. 1 in The Collected Works of M.A.K. Halliday. London: Continuum.
- Halliday, 2002. "A Personal Perspective". In On Grammar, Vol. 1 in The Collected Works, pp. 7, 14.
- Obituary for Michael Halliday