ERIC Number: EJ562779
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Communication and Community: The Pragmatics of ESP.
Widdowson, H. G.
English for Specific Purposes, v17 n1 p3-14 1998
Examines the role of pragmatics in developing communicative competence in English for special purposes (ESP), noting that (1) knowledge of the cultural conventions of different professional discourse communities provides for effective in-group communication and (2) alongside this knowledge, students of ESP should be taught how to use it in the context of the larger communicative community. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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