The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

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Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by two leading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key research findings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP). a€c Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the origins and evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP a€c Features newly-commissioned contributions from a global team of leading scholars a€c Explores the history of ESP and current areas of research, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, and business, legal, and medical English a€c Considers perspectives on ESP research such as genre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a lingua franca and ethnographyBrian Paltridge, Sue Starfield ... All proficient language users have implicit knowledge about register, word meaning and grammatical and lexical ... The corpus-based and corpus-driven distinction can be equated with approaches used in data-driven learning (see e.g. Mishan 2004), ... as corpora but are not in electronic form, and Handford (2010: 262) mentions a number of studies of spoken professionalanbsp;...

Title:The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes
Author:Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-08-31


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