The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes (Blackwell Handbooks in Linguistics)

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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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"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 Gómez, 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, 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 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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As an approach to language teaching, English for Specific Purposes (ESP) is increasingly relevant in today s world. The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes features a collection of newly commissioned essays that survey the key areas of research in ESP. Contributions by leading scholars from across the globe address all major aspects of English for specific purposes study, from its origins and evolution to directions for future research.

Initial chapters focus on the history of ESP and current areas of ESP research, including speaking, reading, writing, business and legal English, nursing, technology, and many more. Subsequent chapters offer perspectives on ESP research, covering such topics as genre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a lingua franca and ethnography. With its comprehensive scope and in–depth coverage, this handbook is an essential resource for students, teachers, and researchers engaged in ESP research.

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