Journals which Publish Systemic-Functional Linguistics

Systemic-Centred Journals

The following journals are directly directed at Systemic Linguistics:
  • Language, context and text: The social semiotics forum. (Benjamins). "an international, refereed journal with a focus on the use, critique and development of social semiotics as originally proposed by the British linguist M.A.K. Halliday. It is dedicated to new theoretical and empirical work in Systemic Functional Linguistics (SFL) concerning any language. Additionally, there is a deep interest in studies of other modalities that use a social semiotic approach and are directly related to SFL. Social semiotic studies of inter-modal relations between language and other meaning systems are of particular interest, as are transdisciplinary studies in which language use plays a key role."
  • Functional Linguistics: (Springer): An electronic journal. From the website: "The journal publishes scholarly articles and reviews in the broad area of functional studies, with a special focus on systemic functional linguistics".
  • Functions of Language: The FOL Home Page. There you will find links to the journal's statement of purpose, some notes for contributors, its style sheet, and the tables of contents of past and forthcoming issues.

  • Systemic-Friendly Journals

    Other Journals favorable to Systemic Linguistics include:
  • Linguistics and the Human Sciences. Edited by Jonathan Webster.
  • Social Semiotics Transdiscinplinary in functional linguistics, semiotics and critical theory.
  • Word: Journal of the International Linguistics Association. Contact: ??.
  • Applied Linguistics: Editor: Michael McCarthy, Department of English Studies, University of Nottingham, University Park, Nottingham NG7 2RD, UK.
  • Text and Talk: an interdisciplinary journal for the study of discourse. Editor: SRIKANT SARANGI. Publisher: Mouton de Gruyter
  • Linguistics in Education: Ablex, edited by David Bloom and Jay Lemke.
  • Language Sciences: If you are interested in submitting a paper to this journal visit:
  • Journal of Applied Linguistics, edited by Srikant Sarangi and Chris Candlin.
  • English for Specific Purposes, is a systemic friendly international journal for articles that address issues related to specialised texts, specific registers of English or education related issues.
  • DELTA - Documentação de estudos em linguistica Teorica e Aplicada. Editor; Leila Barbara. Associate editor: Kanavillil Rajagopalan. Papers accepted preferably in English or Portuguese, but Spanish or French accepted also . Contact :
  • Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, edited by Martin J. Ball, Nicole M´┐Żller and Thomas W. Powell. They are interested in receiving submissions applying SFL to disordered speech and language, and have in the past published a special issue on SFL, with an introductory article by M.A.K. Halliday.