New Publications

New Publications from The Halliday Centre

The Halliday Centre for Intelligent Applications of Language Studies (HCLS) has the unique advantage of being the only centre worldwide bearing the name of this distinguished, globally renowned scholar in linguistics and founder of Systemic Functional Linguistics, M.A.K. HALLIDAY. The Centre's numerous publications have contributed to the University's outstanding ranking in the subject area of Linguistics (QS World University Rankings by Subject, Linguistics at City University of Hong Kong was ranked 29).

The Centre delivered more than half a dozen book publications in 2015 alone. Included among these publications are Professor Jonathan WEBSTER's (Centre Director) Understanding Verbal Art: a Functional Linguistic Approach (Springer), which applies a functional linguistic approach to the analysis of the poetry of Edwin Thumboo, a Singaporean poet and leading figure in Commonwealth literature; Dr Alex FANG's Text Genres and Registers: The Computation of Linguistic Features (co-authored with J. Cao; published by Springer), which gives state-of-the-art computation of genres and registers; and M.A.K. Halliday and Jonathan Webster's Text Linguistics: The How and Why of Meaning (Equinox UK), which showcases a functional semantic approach to the analysis of texts, including examples of religious and political discourse. The edited volumes The Collected Works of Braj B. Kachru Vols 1 – 3 (Bloomsbury), also followed suit (Braj B. Kachru is Emeritus Professor in Linguistics, University of Illinois, who pioneered development of the field of World Englishes).

Other publications by the Centre include the collected works of the leading scholars: M.A.K. Halliday (Emeritus Professor, University of Sydney), Ruqaiya Hasan (Emeritus Professor, Macquarie University), and Sydney Lamb (Arnold Professor Emeritus of Linguistics and Cognitive Science, Rice University; founder of Stratificational Linguistics).

Publications from the Halliday Centre in 2015:

  • Fang, A., & Cao, J. (2015). Text genres and registers: The computation of linguistic features. Berlin: Springer.
  • Halliday, M.A.K., & Webster, J.J. (2015). Text linguistics: The how and why of meaning. London: Equinox.
  • Kachru, B.B. (2015). The collected works of Braj B. Kachru Volumes 1 – 3. Webster, J.J. (ed.) London: Bloomsbury. Volume 1: Works from 1976 – 1990; Volume 2: Works from 1992 – 2001; Volume 3: Studies in Linguistics, Multilingualism and Language Contact.
  • Webster, J.J. (2015). Understanding verbal art: A functional linguistic approach. Berlin: Springer.