ERIC Number: ED271991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Genre Analysis and Its Application to Languages for Specific Purposes.
Seven basic models for teaching languages for special purposes (LSP) are outlined: (1) language-levels; (2) skills; (3) rhetorical functions; (4) notions/concepts; (5) situations; (6) topics; and (7) tasks. These models are examined through analysis of the texts (textbooks, research documents, and others) used to teach LSP courses. Examples of teaching units for each model are given, as well as the major theoretical influences for each model. The concept of genre for operating in both the classroom and the larger society is examined. It is proposed that the analysis of discourse and other features of any given genre within a field can provide the course designer with a manageable and meaningful framework within which to construct courses and that it can offer the learner tools with which to engage in any of the structurable events of business and professional life. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Styles, Languages for Special Purposes, Literary Genres, Material Development, Notional Functional Syllabi, Research Reports, Rhetoric, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Textbook Evaluation
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Proceedings of the Eastern Michigan University Conference on Languages for Business and the Professions (4th, Dearborn, MI, May 2-4, 1985); see FL 015 835.