Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often
M.A.K. Halliday) (born 13 April 1925) is a British-born
Australian linguist who developed the internationally
influential systemic functional linguistics model of
Two famous theory by Halliday
1. Language as Social Semiotic
the social interpretation of language and meaning.
2 . Linguistics as Social Action
takes language as the primary
dimension of human cooperative
Halliday’s trail in Critical Lingustics
1. View in the nature instrumental in linguistics.
2. View in the influence of social hierarchy on the
3. view of the text is a process sosiosemantics
4. view of the unity of the text with its context
Critical Discourse Analyze
The analysis of language in use by using the paradigm
of critical language.
Critical discourse analyze using the text to be
analyzed. The result is not to obtain an overview of
aspects of language, but rather relate to the context.
Halliday’s trail in critical discourse
The views of the projected text to a high level.
The views of the dicourse as a action
The views about the rule of context in the production
and interpretation of discourse
The views of the dialectical relationship between micro
structure and macro structure
The views of the study of language is the study of the
nature of text trilogy – the context – the context of interrelated cultural
Halliday theories,’ language as social semiotics’ and
‘Language as social politics action’ implementation
applyed can be find in critical linguistics Fowler, and
critical discourse analisys Fairclough.