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Title: Professional English in the European Context: The EHEA Challenge
Edited By: Ángeles Linde López
Rosalía Crespo Jiménez
URL: http://www.peterlang.com/Index.cfm?vLang=E&vSiteID=4&vSiteName=BookDetail%2Ecfm&VID=430088
Series Title: Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 109

More than ever, professional English is now cruising towards an enormous
challenge in the European university context due to the extremely
significant moment we are living in the European Higher Education Area
(EHEA). The European convergence process is demanding immediate
reflections, serious analyses, and profound reforms in specialized language
teaching that lead to reach Bologna standards by 2010.
This book aims to present an overview of professional English in the
current academic landscape in Europe. It intends to shed light on a range
of issues, both theoretical and practical, related to ESP, focusing on
discourse analysis, corpus analysis, information and communication
technologies, methodological approaches, curriculum design, and empirical
research into language learning in broad terms. Because teachers need to be
researchers and inquirers, this overview thus makes a contribution to the
professional English field with the purpose of highlighting several
important questions in the entire ESP academic mainstream. Scholars from
different European universities explore specialized languages and document
ESP teaching methodologies at university levels from a multidimensional

Contents: Ángeles Linde López: Introduction and overview - Silvia
Bernardini/Adriano Ferraresi/Federico Gaspari: Institutional academic
English in the European context: a web-as-corpus approach to comparing
native and non-native language - Maria Kuteeva: Learner perceptions of
online collaboration across cultures: using Wikis in ESP courses in
Portugal and in Sweden - Ángel Felices Lago: Teaching and research in
Business English: a descriptive approach to the Spanish context - Mª Luisa
Pérez Cañado: Adapting professional English to the EHEA: the case of
English for Tourism - Mª Isabel Balteiro Fernández: Foreign words in the
English of textiles - Ana Bocanegra-Valle: Global markets, global
challenges: the role of Maritime English in the shipping industry - Miguel
Ángel Campos-Pardillos: Going beyond the obvious in English for Legal
Purposes: a few remarks on International Legal English as a Lingua Franca
in Europe - Rosalía Crespo Jiménez: Describing Science texts: identifying
multi-worded terms on the basis of their collocational behaviour - Pascual
Pérez-Paredes: Ontologies and the study of Legal English - Carmen Sancho
Guinda: A three-level multidimensional approach to Aeroenglish: distinctive
features and professional uses - Marta Aguilar/Cláudia Barahona: An
analysis of engineering students' perceptions after developing a
collaborative technical writing project - Ángeles Linde López: A study of
perceptions of English interlanguage pragmatics in the ESP context - Ana
Martínez Vela: Motivation in English language learning for future use in a
specific professional field - Jean Stephenson/Elaine Hewitt: Foreign
language anxiety in Spanish students of English for Professional Purposes:
its relationships with self-assessed levels, with expectations of success,
and with actual performance in the four skills.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783034300889
Pages: 374
Prices: U.S. $ 93.95
U.K. £ 54.50
Europe EURO 60.60