Systemic functional grammar
Systemic functional grammar (SFG) is a form of grammatical description originated by
Halliday describes his grammar as built on the work of
From his studies in China, he lists Luo Changpei and Wang Li as two scholars from whom he gained "new and exciting insights into language". He credits Luo for giving him a diachronic perspective and insights into a non-Indo-European language family. From Wang Li he learnt "many things, including research methods in dialectology, the semantic basis of grammar, and the history of linguistics in China".