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Maritime English

  1. Ana Bocanegra-Valle

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0746

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Bocanegra-Valle, A. 2012. Maritime English. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


Maritime English is an umbrella term which refers to the English language used by seafarers both at sea and in port and by individuals working in the shipping and shipbuilding industry.


  • esl/efl;
  • language teaching;
  • language for specific purposes