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Research Articles in English for Specific Purposes

  1. Dwight Atkinson

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1005

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

How to Cite

Atkinson, D. 2012. Research Articles in English for Specific Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

The research article (RA) is the single most analyzed genre in English for specific purposes (ESP). This is understandable—it has been the main outlet for new knowledge in natural science and medicine for the past 150 years, and, in the 20th century, engineering and social science.

Keywords:

  • discourse analysis;
  • language for academic purposes;
  • language for specific purposes;
  • writing