Connecting Language and Disciplinary Knowledge in English for Specific Purposes

Connecting Language and Disciplinary Knowledge in English for Specific Purposes Case Studies in Law - New Perspectives on Language and Education

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Publisher's Synopsis

How are language and disciplinary knowledge connected in the English for Legal Purposes (ELP) classroom, and how far should ELP practitioners go in supporting students' acquisition of the conceptual frameworks that shape the genres they are learning? This book presents a pedagogical model for incorporating these conceptual frameworks into disciplinary language instruction and follows four focal participants as they learn to read and write new genres in a second language and disciplinary culture. By examining not just students' written texts, but also their reading practices and interactions in class and in tutoring sessions, the book traces the ways in which disciplinary knowledge and language interact as students develop academic literacy in a new disciplinary community. Throughout the book, the discipline of law is used as a lens for examining broader connections between language, culture and disciplinary knowledge, and their relevance for English for Specific Purposes and writing in the disciplines.

Book information

ISBN: 9781783098507
Publisher: Channel View Publications
Imprint: Multilingual Matters
Pub date:
DEWEY: 372.6
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 458g
Height: 162mm
Width: 240mm
Spine width: 18mm