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Michael Halliday

1925 - 2018

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Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often M. A. K. Halliday; 13 April 1925 – 15 April 2018) was a British 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 576,266 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Michael Halliday is the 57th most popular linguist, the 1,629th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,546th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular British Linguist.

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  • 54.82

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  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 5.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.15

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among linguists, Michael Halliday ranks 57 out of 161Before him are Boris Kolker, Josef Dobrovský, Karl Lachmann, Claude Piron, August Leskien, and Friedrich Christian Diez. After him are William Labov, Sándor Kőrösi Csoma, Abu al-Aswad al-Du'ali, Hugo Schuchardt, Vilém Mathesius, and Robert Morrison.

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Among people born in 1925, Michael Halliday ranks 137Before him are Arlene Dahl, Antoine Gizenga, Ana María Matute, Alexandre do Nascimento, Jenő Buzánszky, and Efim Geller. After him are Zvi Zamir, Aldo Ciccolini, Flannery O'Connor, Max Morlock, Uzi Narkiss, and Mario Merz. Among people deceased in 2018, Michael Halliday ranks 112Before him are Kim Jong-pil, Alan Baker, Maria Bueno, Margot Kidder, Darío Castrillón Hoyos, and Michael Anderson. After him are Jozef Adamec, Raymond Chow, Kira Muratova, José Antonio Abreu, Adem Demaçi, and Oliver Dragojević.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Michael Halliday ranks 1,629 out of 7,765Before him are David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon (1961), Marjorie Bruce (1297), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), Kingsley Amis (1922), Lord Guildford Dudley (1536), and Patrick O'Brian (1914). After him are Dick Francis (1920), Catherine Ashton (1956), Philip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield (1694), Duncan Haldane (1951), James Hilton (1900), and Roger Deakins (1949).

Among LINGUISTS In United Kingdom

Among linguists born in United Kingdom, Michael Halliday ranks 2Before him are William Jones (1746). After him are Robert Morrison (1782), John Chadwick (1920), Daniel Jones (1881), John Florio (1553), Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Jane Ellen Harrison (1850), James Legge (1815), John Eliot (1604), Henry Liddell (1811), and John Rupert Firth (1890).