Michael Halliday

1925 - 2018

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Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often M. A. K. Halliday; 13 April 1925 – 15 April 2018) was an English-born linguist who developed the internationally influential systemic functional linguistics (SFL) model of language. His grammatical descriptions go by the name of systemic functional grammar. Halliday described language as a semiotic system, "not in the sense of a system of signs, but a systemic resource for meaning". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Halliday has received more than 501,588 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Michael Halliday is the 57th most popular linguist (up from 77th in 2019), the 1,548th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,977th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular British Linguist.

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  • 26

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  • 5.35

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  • 2.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among linguists, Michael Halliday ranks 57 out of 160Before him are Hermann Paul, Vatroslav Jagić, Robert Morrison, Ghil'ad Zuckermann, August Leskien, and Boris Kolker. After him are William Labov, Hugo Schuchardt, Germà Colón, Noah Webster, Josef Dobrovský, and Jost Gippert.

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Among people born in 1925, Michael Halliday ranks 127Before him are Ana María Matute, Mario Merz, Pavel Belyayev, Tofiq Bahramov, Warren Christopher, and Pierre Bérégovoy. After him are Edward Gorey, Antoine Gizenga, Bill Gates Sr., Luis Molowny, Sufi Abu Taleb, and Aldo Ciccolini. Among people deceased in 2018, Michael Halliday ranks 108Before him are Margit Sandemo, Eduard Uspensky, Paul Andreu, Gennady Rozhdestvensky, Nicanor Parra, and Lill-Babs. After him are Jozef Adamec, Henri Michel, Reinhard Hardegen, Per Kirkeby, Richard Pipes, and Joseph Joffo.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Halliday ranks 1,548 out of 6,924Before him are Kingsley Amis (1922), Tom Sharpe (1928), Max Mallowan (1904), George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen (1784), Rafael Merry del Val (1865), and Rosamund Pike (1979). After him are Edward Grey, 1st Viscount Grey of Fallodon (1862), John Loudon McAdam (1756), Louis Wain (1860), Anne Perry (1938), Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk (1473), and Michael Sheen (1969).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, Michael Halliday ranks 3Before him are William Jones (1746) and Robert Morrison (1782). After him are James Legge (1815), John Chadwick (1920), Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Daniel Jones (1881), John Florio (1553), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), Henry Liddell (1811), John Eliot (1604), and Henry Sweet (1845).