ERIC Number: ED198731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Theory and Practice in English for Specific Purposes.
Mackay, R.; And Others
This paper stresses the unified nature of the Languages for Special Purposes (LSP) operation, and argues for increased research at every phase. It deals specifically with the following topics: (1) a procedural ESP model in which the ESP activity is conceived of as a whole, and the various stages in the planning and mounting of an ESP program are identified; (2) the use of illustration in written scientific texts and in scientific lectures; (3) lexical cohesion in scientific discourse focusing on the device of lexical substitution in unscripted lectures and the characteristic patterns operating within data of this kind; (4) the use of graphs and figures in written scientific discourse, involving a comparison between the discourse characteristics associated with the use of tables and characteristics associated with the use of graphs; and (5) a description of the steps in developing a course in English for Occupational Purposes designed specifically for the communication needs of service personnel in a university setting. (Author/AMH)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Autonomous Metropolitan Univ., Mexico City (Mexico).
Note: In its Lenguas para objetivos especificos, Number 6, p27-38, Nov 1979.