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Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

Brian Paltridge Sue Starfield



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05 September 2014
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
Edited by:   Brian Paltridge, Sue Starfield
Imprint:   Wiley
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 263mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 31mm
Weight:   1.088kg
ISBN:   9781118941553
ISBN 10:   1118941551
Series:   Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics
Pages:   592
Publication Date:   05 September 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

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).

Reviews for Handbook of English for Specific Purposes

?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

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