Matthiessen on Halliday: An interview with Christian M.I.M. Matthiessen

Martin Christian Matthias I Matthiessen, Bo Wang, Yuanyi Ma

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Christian M. I. M. Matthiessen was a long-time collaborator and close friend of M. A. K. Halliday, and has co-authored various books with him, some of which have not yet been published. In this interview, he describes Halliday’s wide-ranging linguistic interests, provides details of Halliday’s time in China, discusses the influences of J. R. Firth and Karl Marx on Halliday, reflects on the development of Halliday’s theories, and describes Halliday’s contributions to phonetics, phonology and typology.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366 - 387
JournalLanguage, Context and Text
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2019


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