Educational Linguistics

Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes

Issues and Prospects

Editors: Arnó Macià, Elisabet, Soler Cervera, Antonia, Rueda Ramos, Carmen (Eds.)

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About this book

In the last years, we have witnessed significant advances in technology, which have not only changed our world but also become part of modern life. And like any other aspect of our lives, our work in the field of Languages for Specific Purposes (LSP) has also been transformed by technology, especially by the use of computers in our daily tasks as teachers and researchers.

The purpose of this volume is to offer an overview of an ample variety of applications of IT in the field of LSP. It is addressed to a wide audience that includes LSP teachers and researchers, although the contents may also be relevant to applied linguists working in other fields. This book contains research studies as well as educational experiences and proposals, presented from different perspectives and backgrounds (both geographical and cultural), all of which are theoretically grounded and with a clear and sound rationale. Thus, the reader will find a variety of educational projects and research studies situated in specific educational contexts and in particular geographical locations. Although not intended for generalization, they are valuable technology-based educational solutions that offer new insight and reflections that will help readers create their own tools and carry out further research. For this reason, the book focuses on central topics that have awakened the interest of LSP professionals. In turn, this thematic selection has helped us organize the chapters into related sections covering the main areas of research and practice in the field.

About the authors

The editors of the volume have ample experience teaching LSP at Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. They have been involved in materials writing, in educational projects and in research related to LSP and, more specifically, to the impact of IT on LSP. English for Academic Purposes: Learning English through the Web (2001) and A Reading Course for Computing (2001) are among the most recent textbooks developed by the authors of the volume proposed here. The authors are currently developing an IT-based project funded by Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (2000), which consists in creating a virtual environment with learning resources for technical students of English. They received an award for an innovative teaching experience which involves the use of IT in LSP in 2001. In addition, the authors have also published several articles directly related to the scope of the volume.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • The Role of Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes: Some Central Issues

    Elisabet Arnó Macià, Antonia Soler Cervera, Carmen Rueda Ramos

    Pages 3-15

  • Interaction in Academic Spoken English: The Use of ‘I’ and ‘You’ in the MICASE

    Inmaculada Fortanet Gómez

    Pages 35-51

  • Exploring Epistemic Modality in Academic Discourse Using Corpora

    Vassiliki Rizomilioti

    Pages 53-71

  • Uncovering Tasks and Texts - Teaching ESP Through Online Workshops

    Virginia Hussin

    Pages 91-104

  • Networking for Learning and Teaching English for Specific Purposes

    Deborah Healey

    Pages 139-153

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Information Technology in Languages for Specific Purposes
Book Subtitle
Issues and Prospects
Editors
  • Elisabet Arnó Macià
  • Antonia Soler Cervera
  • Carmen Rueda Ramos
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-28624-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-28624-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-28595-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3947-0
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 267
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