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Genre and Discourse Analysis in Language for Specific Purposes

  1. Ken Hyland

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0452

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Hyland, K. 2012. Genre and Discourse Analysis in Language for Specific Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Language for specific purposes (LSP) refers to a distinctive approach to language education that focuses on the particular linguistic features, discourse practices, and communicative skills used by target groups. Its success depends on accurately identifying what these features and practices are so they can be taught to students, and this has been greatly assisted since the late 1980s by the emergence of genre analysis.

Keywords:

  • discourse analysis;
  • genre analysis;
  • languages for specific purposes