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This volume provides an important contribution to the study of vocabulary and its relationship to English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and teaching.
Focussing on quantitative and qualitative approaches, this book draws on a wide range of literature to explores key issues that include: how to identify and categorise specialised vocabulary; and the role and value of word list research in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and ESP. This book features:
Written by a leading researcher, Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research provides key reading for those working in this area.
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Approaches to identifying specialised vocabulary for ESP
Chapter Three: The role and value of word list research for ESP
Chapter Four: Multi-word units and metaphor in ESP
Chapter Five: Specialised vocabulary in secondary school/middle school
Chapter Six: Pre-university, undergraduate and postgraduate vocabulary
Chapter Seven: Specialised vocabulary research and the professions
Chapter Eight: Vocabulary in the trades
Chapter Nine: Vocabulary research and ESP: Curriculum, classroom tasks and materials design and testing
Chapter Ten: Future directions and conclusion
Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes is a series of monograph studies showcasing cutting-edge research in the field of English for Specific Purposes. Books in this series provide theoretically innovative and empirically rigorous examples of research that advance understanding of topics within ESP, each providing a comprehensive background to the topic, a survey of modern research, and avenues for future exploration in the area.