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Ethnographic approaches in ESP

Abstract : This chapter examines the difficulties involved in defining ethnography. I will argue that there is a framework for ethnographic research which is both applicable to and useful for the specific concerns of ESP research. In this regard, ethnography as a research perspective and method will be outlined, and then illustrated by discussing a few studies from the field of ESP. I will close the chapter by evaluating the usefulness of ethnographic approaches for ESP, in so doing looking at possible areas of future development.
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Dacia Dressen-Hammouda. Ethnographic approaches in ESP. Brian Paltridge and Sue Starfield. The Handbook of English for Specific Purposes, Wiley, pp.501-518, 2012, 978-0-470-65532-0. ⟨hal-01015041⟩

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