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JACET ESP SIG Kanto June 2014 Meeting


June 2014 Meeting


Date:  June 28, 2014 (Sat) 15:00 ~17:00  15:00~16:00 Presentation, Q&A  16:10~17:00 Business Meeting

Venue:  Tokyo Keizai University, Building 6, Room F-305 (Tokyo Keizai University 1-7-34 Minamicho, Kokubunji, Tokyo 185-0021)


Please find the link for the location:

http://www.tku.ac.jp/english/campus/  (in English)

http://www.tku.ac.jp/access/kokubunji/  (in Japanese)


Presentation:   A Review of the Theoretical Origins of English for Specific Purposes

by  Tomonori Ono


Presentation Abstract:

ESP first emerged in the 1960s as a result of linguistic interest in scientific prose and technical English. The demand for ESP grew during the 1970s as a result of the works of influential scholars such as Swales (1971) and Bates and Dudley-Evans (1976) who focused on the use of the English language in scientific writing. However, it was not until the 1980s before linguists attempted to define and treat ESP as a separate field. This presentation will trace the theoretical origins of ESP through an examination of the literature with respect to common definitions, characteristics, and classification systems.

Profile of the Presenter:

Tomonori Ono earned an MA in TESL with Distinction at Hawaii Pacific University, and was awarded the National Dean’s List: Honoring America’s Most Outstanding College Students in 2006-2007. He is currently pursuing his doctoral studies in ESP at the Graduate School of Language Education at International Christian University, and teaches ESP courses at Keio University and Aoyama Gakuin University.


Contact: Charlie Robertson (pacificenglishteacher@gmail.com) Aoyama Gakuin University; Reiko Fujita(reiko-f@tokai-u.jp)  Tokai University