The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes


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The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes by Brian Paltridge

Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by twoleading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key researchfindings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).

• Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the originsand evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP

• Features newly-commissioned contributions from aglobal team of leading scholars

• Explores the history of ESP and current areas ofresearch, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, andbusiness, legal, and medical English

• Considers perspectives on ESP research such  asgenre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a linguafranca and ethnography

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781118941553
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 09/09/2014
Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 592
Product dimensions: 9.60(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Brian Paltridge is Professor of TESOL at the Universityof Sydney. He is co-author of Thesis and Dissertation Writing ina Second Language (with S. Starfield, 2007), TeachingAcademic Writing (with L. Woodrow, D. Hirsh, A. Phakiti, H.Shen, L. Harbon, and M. Stevenson, 2009), and co-editor of NewDirections in English for Specific Purposes Research (with D.Belcher and A. Johns, 2011).

Sue Starfield is Associate Professor in the School ofEducation and Director of The Learning Centre at the University ofNew South Wales. She is co-editor of the internationalpeer-reviewed journal English for Specific Purposes, andco-author of Thesis and Dissertation Writing in a SecondLanguage: A Handbook for Supervisors (with B. Paltridge,2007). 

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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From the Publisher

"English for Specific Purposes has undergone a process ofdiversification in the latest years. This volume provides acomplete overview of today's ESP research, which makes itcompulsory reading for any scholar in the field." –Inmaculada Fortanet Gómez, Universitat Jaume I

“This handbook is an excellent state-of-the-art survey ofresearch in the field of English for Specific Purposes. As it isboth authoritative and user-friendly, it is a precious referencework for both scholars and students.” – MaurizioGotti, Università 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 perspectiveson how ESP intersects with genre analysis, discourse communities,corpus linguistics, multimodal texts, and criticalpedagogy.”        – Sunny Hyon, California State University, SanBernardino

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