English in Global Aviation : Context, Research, and Pedagogy

English in Global Aviation : Context, Research, and Pedagogy

Description

Taking readers step-by-step through the major issues surrounding the use of English in the global aviation industry, this book provides a clear introduction to turning research into practice in the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP), specifically Aviation English, and a valuable case study of applied linguistics in action. With both cutting-edge research and evidence-based practice, the critical role of English in aviation is explored across a variety of contexts, including the national and global policies impacting training and language assessment for pilots, air-traffic controllers, ground staff, and students.

English in Global Aviation teaches readers how to apply linguistic research to real world, practical settings. The book uses a range of corpus-based findings and related research to provide an effective analysis of the language needs of the aviation industry and an extended look at linguistic principles in action. Readers are presented with case studies, transcriptions, radiotelephony, and a clear breakdown of the common vocabulary and phrasal patterns of aviation discourse. Students and teachers of both linguistics and aviation will discover the requirements and challenges of successful intercultural communication in this industry, as well as insights into how to teach, develop, and assess aviation English language courses.


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Details

Author(s)
Eric Friginal, Elizabeth Mathews, Jennifer Roberts
Format
Hardback | 320 pages
Dimensions
156 x 234mm
Publication date
14 Nov 2019
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
ISBN10
1350059307
ISBN13
9781350059306