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English for Occupational Purposes

  1. Almut Koester

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0381

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Koester, A. 2012. English for Occupational Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


English for occupational purposes (EOP) refers to the specific ways English is used in different work and professional situations.


  • discourse analysis;
  • language and social interaction;
  • corpus;
  • language for specific purposes