Genre and Discourse Analysis in Language for Specific Purposes
Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics
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Hyland, K. 2012. Genre and Discourse Analysis in Language for Specific Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics.
- Published Online: 5 NOV 2012
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.
- discourse analysis;
- genre analysis;
- languages for specific purposes