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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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)

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