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Journal for the Study of English LinguisticsISSN 2329-70342016, Vol. 4, No. 1www.macrothink.org/jsel70An Introduction to Halliday’s Systemic FunctionalLinguisticsWael Abdulrahman AlmurashiA Lecture AssistantDepartment of Languages and TranslationsFaculty of Science and ArtsTaibah UniversityKingdom of Saudi ArabiaReceived: April 16, 2016 Accepted: May 3, 2016 Published: May 6, 2016doi:10.5296/jsel.v4i1.9423 URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5296/jsel.v4i1.9423AbstractNumerous theories have been successful in accounting for aspects of language. One of themost substantial theories is Halliday's Systemic Functional Linguistics (often SFL), whichhas been employed in the literature on linguistics and applied linguistics. This paper aims tointroduce Halliday's SFL with a focus on an overview of SFL as a linguistic tradition largelydeveloped by Michael Alexander Kirkwood Halliday (often M.A.K. Halliday). Furthermore,this introduction compares SFL to other linguistic traditions, such as the transformat...