Specialised English: New Directions in ESP and EAP Research and Practice

1st Edition

Ken Hyland, Lillian L C Wong

Routledge
Published April 8, 2019
Reference - 260 Pages - 28 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138588776 - CAT# K386580

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Summary

Specialised English: New Directions in ESP and EAP Research and Practice provides an authoritative and cutting-edge account of the latest avenues of research and practice in the dynamic field of Specialised English. Ken Hyland and Lillian Wong present 17 specially commissioned chapters by some of the world’s leading experts to offer discussions of key topics in research, theory and pedagogy from a variety of international perspectives. Divided into three sections, which focus on conceptual issues, text and classroom practice, this book:

  • Offers a clear and accessible introduction to current issues in EAP and ESP, including academic interaction, academic lingua franca, second language publishing, workplace talk, practitioner identity, data-driven learning and critical thinking
  • Includes studies of a range of genres such as research articles and student reports, student spontaneous speech, personal statements, builders’ diaries and university tutorials
  • Presents links between theory and practice with a sampling of different research methodologies, practical applications and theoretical approaches

Specialised English is essential reading for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students and researchers in EAP/ESP and applied linguistics, as well as pre- and in-service teachers and teacher educators.

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