Date: 01-Feb-2006 From: Elizabeth Gangeri <Elizabeth.Gangerierlbaum.com> Subject: Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes: Basturkmen
Title: Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes
Series Title: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Author: Helen Basturkmen, University of Auckland
Hardback: ISBN: 0805844171 Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 59.95
Paperback: ISBN: 080584418X Pages: 200 Price: U.S. $ 19.95
This volume presents a range of views about language, learning, and teaching in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Its purpose is to go beyond individual cases and practices to examine the approaches and ideas on which they are based. The aim is for readers to adopt an analytical stance toward the field and to identify current perspectives in ESP and the ideas driving them.
"Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes" does not promote any one approach, but rather identifies and illustrates those in evidence today. The main emphasis is on the links between theory and ESP teaching and research. Ideas from linguistics, sociolinguistics, education, SLA, and social theories are described. Links are then made between these ideas and ESP course designs, instructional materials, and research projects. Thus the book moves back and forth between descriptions of theories, teaching practice, and research.
This text is geared toward graduate-level TESOL education courses.