Research Methodologies and Business Discourse Teaching

  • Cornelia Ilie
  • Catherine Nickerson
  • Brigitte Planken
Part of the Research and Practice in Applied Linguistics book series (RPAL)


This chapter will:
  • Define English for specific purposes and indicate the specific ways in which it has been influential on business discourse teaching;

  • Discuss the most relevant approaches to genre analysis that have been used in business discourse teaching;

  • Explore the most relevant approaches to critical discourse analysis and organizational rhetoric for business discourse teaching;

  • Identify the most relevant aspects of multimodal discourse analysis for business discourse teaching;

  • Provide a case study that illustrates the use of one approach to business discourse teaching, showing how practitioners can incorporate it into their classroom- or consultancy-based ideas.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cornelia Ilie
    • 1
  • Catherine Nickerson
    • 2
  • Brigitte Planken
    • 3
  1. 1.Strömstad AcademyStrömstadSweden
  2. 2.College of BusinessZayed UniversityDubaiUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.Radboud UniversityNijmegenThe Netherlands

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