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Title: English for Professional and Academic Purposes
Edited By: Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido
Juan Carlos Palmer-Silveira
Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez
URL: http://www.rodopi.nl/senj.asp?BookId=USLC+22
Series Title: Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication 22

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
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
EPAP pedagogy
Ana Bocanegra-Valle: Evaluating and designing materials for the ESP
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
Julio Gimenez: Academic writing in the disciplines: Practices in nursing,
midwifery and social work
Thomas Orr: English language education for science and engineering
Notes on contributors

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Rodopi
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Electronic
ISBN-13: 9789042029569
Pages: 243
Prices: Europe EURO 49
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789042029552
Pages: 243
Prices: Europe EURO 49