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Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research

Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Averil Coxhead

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200 pages | 1 B/W Illus.

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Description

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:

  • An analysis of material in a range of different contexts that include secondary school education, pre-university and university-based education, professional and occupational ESP, and the trades.
  • inclusion of many examples of specialised vocabulary from research in Aotearoa/New Zealand and from many other areas in the world.
  • a review of the application of vocabulary research to professional and pedagogical practice
  • suggestions for future directions for research.

Written by a leading researcher, Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research provides key reading for those working in this area.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Averil Coxhead is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

About the Series

Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes

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. 

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU037000
EDUCATION / Research
LAN000000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / General
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General
LAN021000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Vocabulary