Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research

Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research : Quantitative and Qualitative Perspectives

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Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research provides an important contribution to the study of vocabulary and its relationship to ESP research and teaching. Presenting Coxhead's original research plus a comprehensive review of research in this field, this volume advances understanding of the theoretical and methodological research in this area, and relates the findings to ESP teaching. Key features include: * an outline of the nature and role of vocabulary in ESP from both quantitative and qualitative approaches; * analysis of context in vocabulary research in four key areas; and * a review of the application of vocabulary research to professional and pedagogical practice. Written by a leading researcher, Vocabulary and ESP Research provides key reading for those working in this area.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white illustrations, 38 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones
  • 1138963135
  • 9781138963139

About Averil Coxhead

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

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 conclusionshow more