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Author Coxhead, Averil

Title English for vocational purposes : language use in trades education / Averil Coxhead, Jean Parkinson, James Mackay, Emma McLaughlin
Published Milton : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (235 p.)
Series Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes
Routledge Research in English for Specific Purposes series
Contents Cover; Half Title; Series; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of figures; List of tables; List of extracts; Acknowledgements; 1 Language in the trades and English for specific purposes; 2 The Language in Trades Education project: methodology; 3 Tutoring in trades education: instruction and engagement in automotive technology classroom discourse; 4 Writing in trades education: the case of the builder's diary; 5 A descriptive analysis of the use of visual elements in trades education texts; 6 Technical vocabulary in trades education; 7 Listening and speaking in trades education
8 Reading in trades education9 Putting research into practice in trades education; 10 Reflection, implications, and directions in trades education research; Appendix; References; Index
Summary "English for Vocational Purposes provides a linguistic description of English in the context of the trades and investigates how this specialist language is used in real-world contexts. As the demand for English-speaking workers in the trades grows internationally, a major gap in the research on language in the trades is evident. Based on courses in construction and engineering at a polytechnic in New Zealand, this book offers an empirical response to this gap in research. Features of this book include: new research on linguistic features of written and spoken texts in trades education, with a special focus on discourse, visual elements of written texts and vocabulary; real-life examples of the language in context, along with implications for teaching and learning and a chapter devoted to putting research findings into practice; qualitative and quantitative data to support examples and shed light on the most complex aspects of English as a trades language; supplementary material online which includes technical word lists in areas of carpentry, plumbing, automotive technology and fabrication (welding). Paving the way for a new research agenda in the field of ESP, English for Vocational Purposes is key reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of ESP, trades education and vocational education"-- Provided by publisher
English for Vocational Purposes provides a linguistic description of English in the context of the trades and investigates how this specialist language is used in real-world contexts. As the demand for English-speaking workers in the trades grows internationally, a major gap in the research on language in the trades is evident. Based on courses in construction and engineering at a polytechnic in New Zealand, this book offers an empirical response to this gap in research. Features of this book include: new research on linguistic features of written and spoken texts in trades education, with a special focus on discourse, visual elements of written texts and vocabulary; real-life examples of the language in context, along with implications for teaching and learning and a chapter devoted to putting research findings into practice; qualitative and quantitative data to support examples and shed light on the most complex aspects of English as a trades language; supplementary material online which includes technical word lists in areas of carpentry, plumbing, automotive technology and fabrication (welding). Paving the way for a new research agenda in the field of ESP, English for Vocational Purposes is key reading for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the areas of ESP, trades education and vocational education
Notes Description based upon print version of record
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Averil Coxhead is anAssociate Professor at theVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Jean Parkinson isa Senior Lecturer at theVictoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. James Mackay is aPrincipal Academic Staff member at theSchool of Engineering, Wellington Institute of Technology (WelTec), New Zealand. Emma McLaughlin isa Learning Advisor at Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, Porirua campus, New Zealand
Subject English language -- Study and teaching
Vocational education -- Study and teaching
English language -- Study and teaching.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics
Vocational education -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Mackay, James (College teacher), author
McLaughlin, Emma (Faculty advisor), author
Parkinson, Jean, author
ISBN 0429449933
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