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Vocabulary and Language for Specific Purposes

  1. Averil Coxhead

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1266

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Coxhead, A. 2012. Vocabulary and Language for Specific Purposes. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

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  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

Abstract

Language for specific purposes (LSP) can be defined as “the teaching and research of language in relation to the communicative needs of speakers of a second language in facing a particular workplace, academic, or professional context” (Basturkmen & Elder, 2004, p. 672).

Keywords:

  • corpus;
  • language for specific purposes;
  • vocabulary