Genre analysis has become a key approach within the field of English for Specific Purposes and helps students understand particular language use patterns in target contexts.
Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes provides an overview of how genre has been conceptualized and applied in ESP, as well as the features that distinguish ESP genre research and teaching from those of other genre schools. The macro and micro aspects of ESP genre-based pedagogy are also analysed and include: different possibilities for planning and designing an ESP genre-based course; the concrete, micro aspects of materials creation; and how genres can be learned through play.
Introducing Genre and English for Specific Purposes is essential reading for students and pre-service teachers who are studying Genre, English for Specific Purposes or language teaching methodologies.
Sunny Hyon is Professor of English at California State University, San Bernardino, USA.
Part I. Introduction Chapter 1. Genre in English for Specific Purposes Part II. ESP Genre Analysis Chapter 2. Analyzing Genre Moves Chapter 3. Analyzing Genre Lexicogrammatical Features Chapter 4. Analyzing Genre Contexts Part III. ESP Genre-based Learning and Teaching Chapter 5. Designing Genre-based Courses Chapter 6. Creating and Assessing Genre-based Teaching Materials Chapter 7. Exploring Future Issues: Genre Play, Learning, and Transfer