English for Professional and Academic Purposes.
Ruiz-Garrido, Miguel F., Juan C. Palmer-Silveira and Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez (Eds.)
Amsterdam/New York, NY, 2010, VI, 237 pp.
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This book was rewarded with the 3rd Edition of the “Enrique Alcaraz Research Award” delivered by AELFE (Asociación Europea de Lenguas para Fines Específicos). See http://www.aelfe.org/?s=premi
"Collectively and individually, the articles will interest several groups of readers: researchers, teachers, teacher educators and materials designers. Researchers can exam-ine a range of methods: genre analysis and contrastive rhetoric most frequently, but also corpus linguistics and textual analysis and others. For more depth, references to further sources are scattered throughout the articles. … The volume is recommended both to teachers who are interested in the applications of the research findings and to discourse analysts who could borrow and build on the steps used by researchers to reach their findings."
Discourse Studies 13 (5)
“In conclusion, the volume provides a remarkable collection of EPAP discourse studies in a variety of disciplines and geographical contexts. The readers of the volume will also appreciate that the authors discuss ideas for future EPAP research. The book will be of primary interest to EPAP professionals and discourse analysts. Because of the book’s speci?c focus on teaching written genres, it will also be of great value to ESL/EFL teachers working with writers in academic and professional settings.
… The volume’s chapters offer a variety of perspectives on the research and teaching of EPAP by focusing on a range of written genres (e.g., abstracts, essays, and corporate value statements), using different methodological approaches (e.g., corpus linguistics, textual, and rhetorical analyses), and describing successful teaching practices.”
Journal of English for Academic Purposes 10 (2011)
“The topics and approaches covered in the volume, the possibilities of connections and dialogues, and many other rich details in the book have made this volume a very enlightening display of current EPAP research and a helpful resource book for readers to generate their own research and practice on the topics covered in the volume and beyond.”
English for Speci?c Purposes 30 (2011)
“very inspiring … thought-provoking… very valuable to gain awareness on the role current discourse analysis is having in the disentangling and unlocking of community practices and conventions, in view of a more informed, righteous and effective communication.”
Ibérica 21 (2011)
“ In a nutshell, English for Professional and Academic Purposes proves to be a rigorous and comprehensive book that offers new insights and outlooks in ESP recent studies. The range of the questions explored and the suitability of the methods used are very likely to arouse the interest both of ESP practitioners and applied linguists alike.”
RESLA - Spanish Journal for Applied Linguistics 23 (2010)
English in academic and professional settings has received great attention over the last 50 years, as its use has become a key asset for anyone interested in improving his/her chances of communicating internationally. However, it still offers rich opportunities for teachers and researchers working on English in specific settings. The aim of English for Professional and Academic Purposes is to offer an overview of several topics within the field of discourse analysis applied to English in academic and professional domains. The book compiles contributions from different origins, ranging from Japan to the USA and several European countries, and covers English as a native, second, foreign and international language. It also deals with various specialities, including academic writing, business discourse or English for medicine, nursing, maritime industry and science and engineering. This volume is divided into three sections: Discourse Analysis of English for Academic Purposes, Professional English and EPAP Pedagogy, since it was conceived as a contribution to the research on how English is analysed as both the discourse of and for effective communication in academic and professional settings, and how it can be applied to teaching. This manuscript offers some fresh insights for those involved or interested in this field of expertise, in an attempt to shed some light on its latest innovations.
Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido, Juan C. Palmer-Silveira and Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez: Current trends in English for Professional and Academic Purposes
Discourse analysis of English for academic purposes
Dushyanthi Mendis: Formality in academic writing: The use/non-use of phrasal verbs in two varieties of English
Carmen Pérez-Llantada: The ‘dialectics of change’ as a facet of globalisation: Epistemic modality in academic writing
Françoise Salager-Meyer, María Ángeles Alcaraz Ariza and Maryelis Pabón Berbesí: Hidden influencers and the scholarly enterprise: A crosscultural/linguistic study of acknowledgements in medical research articles
Ana I. Moreno: Researching into English for research publication purposes from an applied intercultural perspective
Discourse analysis of professional English
Philip Shaw: Research reports in academic and industrial research
Ulla M. Connor, Elizabeth M. Goering, Marianne S. Matthias and Robert Mac Neill: Information use and treatment adherence among patients with diabetes
Inger Askehave and Karen K. Zethsen: “Check it out” – The construction of patient empowerment in health promotion leaflets
Pilar Garcés-Conejos Blitvich: Who “we” are: The construction of American corporate identity in the Corporate Values Statement genre
Ana Bocanegra-Valle: Evaluating and designing materials for the ESP classroom
John M. Swales and Christine B. Feak: From text to task: Putting research on abstracts to work
Ruth Breeze: Approaching the essay genre: A study in comparative pedagogy
Julio Gimenez: Academic writing in the disciplines: Practices in nursing, midwifery and social work
Thomas Orr: English language education for science and engineering students
Notes on contributors