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Article: Specificity revisited: How far should we go now?

TitleSpecificity revisited: How far should we go now?
Authors
KeywordsCommon core
Community literacies
Disciplinary genres
Language varieties
Specificity
Issue Date2002
PublisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/esp
Citation
English For Specific Purposes, 2002, v. 21 n. 4, p. 385-395 How to Cite?
AbstractESP has become central to the teaching of English in university contexts and there can be little doubt of its success as an approach to understanding language use. This success is largely due to ESP's distinctive approach to language teaching based on identification of the specific language features, discourse practices and communicative skills of target groups, and on teaching practices that recognize the particular subject-matter needs and expertise of learners. Unfortunately, however, this strength is increasingly threatened by conceptions of ESP which move it towards more general views of literacy, emphasizing the idea of 'generic' skills and features which are transferable across different disciplines or occupations. In this paper I argue the case for specificity: that ESP must involve teaching the literacy skills which are appropriate to the purposes and understandings of particular academic and professional communities. The paper traces the arguments for a specific view, outlines some supporting research, and advocates the need to reaffirm our commitment to research-based language education. © 2002 The American University. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130120
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.143
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.659
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dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationEnglish For Specific Purposes, 2002, v. 21 n. 4, p. 385-395en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0889-4906en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/130120-
dc.description.abstractESP has become central to the teaching of English in university contexts and there can be little doubt of its success as an approach to understanding language use. This success is largely due to ESP's distinctive approach to language teaching based on identification of the specific language features, discourse practices and communicative skills of target groups, and on teaching practices that recognize the particular subject-matter needs and expertise of learners. Unfortunately, however, this strength is increasingly threatened by conceptions of ESP which move it towards more general views of literacy, emphasizing the idea of 'generic' skills and features which are transferable across different disciplines or occupations. In this paper I argue the case for specificity: that ESP must involve teaching the literacy skills which are appropriate to the purposes and understandings of particular academic and professional communities. The paper traces the arguments for a specific view, outlines some supporting research, and advocates the need to reaffirm our commitment to research-based language education. © 2002 The American University. All rights reserved.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherPergamon. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/espen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofEnglish for Specific Purposesen_HK
dc.subjectCommon coreen_HK
dc.subjectCommunity literaciesen_HK
dc.subjectDisciplinary genresen_HK
dc.subjectLanguage varietiesen_HK
dc.subjectSpecificityen_HK
dc.titleSpecificity revisited: How far should we go now?en_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailHyland, K:khyland@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/S0889-4906(01)00028-Xen_HK
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dc.identifier.volume21en_HK
dc.identifier.issue4en_HK
dc.identifier.spage385en_HK
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