The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Author:   Brian Paltridge ,  Sue Starfield
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
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9781118941553


Pages:   592
Publication Date:   22 August 2014
Format:   Paperback
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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). ? Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the origins and evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP ? Features newly-commissioned contributions from a global team of leading scholars ? Explores the history of ESP and current areas of research, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, and business, legal, and medical English ? Considers perspectives on ESP research such as genre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a lingua franca and ethnography

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Author:   Brian Paltridge ,  Sue Starfield
Publisher:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Dimensions:   Width: 17.10cm , Height: 2.70cm , Length: 24.50cm
Weight:   0.900kg
ISBN:  

9781118941553


ISBN 10:   1118941551
Pages:   592
Publication Date:   22 August 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors vii Acknowledgments xiii Introduction to the Handbook 1 1 The History of English for Specific Purposes Research 5 Ann M. Johns Part I ESP and Language Skills 31 2 ESP and Speaking 35 Christine B. Feak 3 ESP and Listening 55 Christine C. M. Goh 4 ESP and Reading 77 Alan Hirvela 5 ESP and Writing 95 Ken Hyland 6 Vocabulary and ESP 115 Averil Coxhead Part II Areas of ESP Research 133 7 English for Academic Purposes 137 Maggie Charles 8 English for Science and Technology 155 Jean Parkinson 9 English in the Workplace 175 Meredith Marra 10 Business English 193 Francesca Bargiela-Chiappini and Zuocheng Zhang 11 Legal English 213 Jill Northcott 12 Aviation English 227 Carol Lynn Moder 13 English for Medical Purposes 243 Gibson Ferguson 14 English for Nursing 263 Susan Bosher 15 Thesis and Dissertation Writing 283 Paul Thompson 16 English for Research Publication Purposes 301 John Flowerdew Part III ESP and Pedagogy 323 17 Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development in ESP 325 Lynne Flowerdew 18 Genre and English for Specific Purposes 347 Brian Paltridge 19 ESP and Assessment 367 Dan Douglas 20 Technology and ESP 385 Joel Bloch Part IV Research Perspectives and Methodologies in ESP Research 403 21 ESP and Corpus Studies 407 Hilary Nesi 22 ESP and Intercultural Rhetoric 427 Ulla Connor And William Rozycki 23 English for Specific Purposes and English as a Lingua Franca 445 Catherine Nickerson 24 Critical Perspectives on ESP 461 Sue Starfield 25 Gender and Race in ESP Research 481 Ryuko Kubota And Liz T. Chiang 26 Ethnographic Approaches to ESP Research 501 Dacia Dressen-Hammouda 27 Multimodality and ESP Research 519 Paul Prior Conclusion to the Handbook 28 The Future of ESP Research: Resources for Access and Choice 535 Diane Belcher Index 553

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The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes would make an excellent addition to school or university collections. It could also be an excellent textbook for a dedicated course on ESP in a teacher education program . . . The Handbook provides a broad overview of the field, with sections specifically oriented to teachers, administrators and/or teacher educators ('ESP and language skills', 'ESP and pedagogy'), as well as to researchers ('Areas of ESP research', Research perspectives and methodologies in ESP research'). ( English Australia Journal , 1 March 2013)


?Though this volume is intended for graduate students and teachers of TESOL and applied linguistics, the accessible style of the handbook appeals to a wider audience. Overall, this book is an invaluable resource for teaching and research.? (Discourse Studies, 18 November 2014) ?The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes would make an excellent addition to school or university collections. It could also be an excellent textbook for a dedicated course on ESP in a teacher education program . . . The Handbook provides a broad overview of the field, with sections specifically oriented to teachers, administrators and/or teacher educators (?ESP and language skills?, ?ESP and pedagogy?), as well as to researchers (?Areas of ESP research?, Research perspectives and methodologies in ESP research?).? (English Australia Journal, 1 March 2013) English for Specific Purposes has undergone a process of diversification in the latest years. This volume provides a complete overview of today's ESP research, which makes it compulsory reading for any scholar in the field. ? Inmaculada Fortanet Gomez, Universitat Jaume I ?This handbook is an excellent state-of-the-art survey of research in the field of English for Specific Purposes. As it is both authoritative and user-friendly, it is a precious reference work for both scholars and students.? ? Maurizio Gotti, Universita di Bergamo ?This excellent volume covers the latest scholarship, research methods, and teaching practices in various areas of ESP. The chapters provide in-depth and accessibly-written perspectives on how ESP intersects with genre analysis, discourse communities, corpus linguistics, multimodal texts, and critical pedagogy.? ? Sunny Hyon, California State University, San Bernardino


<p> Though this volume is intended for graduate students and teachers of TESOL and applied linguistics, the accessible style of the handbook appeals to a wider audience. Overall, this book is an invaluable resource for teaching and research. (Discourse Studies, 18 November 2014) <p> The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes would make an excellent addition to school or university collections. It could also be an excellent textbook for a dedicated course on ESP in a teacher education program ... The Handbook provides a broad overview of the field, with sections specifically oriented to teachers, administrators and/or teacher educators ( ESP and language skills , ESP and pedagogy ), as well as to researchers ( Areas of ESP research , Research perspectives and methodologies in ESP research ). (English Australia Journal, 1 March 2013)


Author Information

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the University of Sydney. He is co-author of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language (with S. Starfield, 2007), Teaching Academic Writing (with L. Woodrow, D. Hirsh, A. Phakiti, H. Shen, L. Harbon, and M. Stevenson, 2009), and co-editor of New Directions in English for Specific Purposes Research (with D. Belcher and A. Johns, 2011). Sue Starfield is Associate Professor in the School of Education and Director of The Learning Centre at the University of New South Wales. She is co-editor of the international peer-reviewed journal English for Specific Purposes, and co-author of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a Second Language: A Handbook for Supervisors (with B. Paltridge, 2007).

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