Featuring a collection of newly commissioned essays, edited by twoleading scholars, this Handbook surveys the key researchfindings in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP).
* Provides a state-of-the-art overview of the originsand evolution, current research, and future directions in ESP
* Features newly-commissioned contributions from aglobal team of leading scholars
* Explores the history of ESP and current areas ofresearch, including speaking, reading, writing, technology, andbusiness, legal, and medical English
* Considers perspectives on ESP research such asgenre, intercultural rhetoric, multimodality, English as a linguafranca and ethnography