First Advisor

Kimberley Brown

Date of Publication

1-8-1993

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Department

Teaching English as a Second Language

Subjects

Communication in dentistry, Dental hygienists, English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers

DOI

10.15760/etd.6462

Physical Description

1 online resource (2, iv, 189 p.)

Abstract

This paper describes a case study of a non-native speaking (NNS) dental hygienist in her work environment. The subject learned English by learning to become a dental hygienist rather than through formal language education. Participant observation and discourse, event/network, and componential analyses were the methods used to analyze the subject's communication in her work setting. The philosophical question as to how ESP differs from ESL is raised and elements of the work setting and the NNS workers' communication with interlocutors in that setting are identified to aid educators in teaching ESP courses. Questions ESP educators might address in designing and teaching ESP courses are given as well as suggestions for future research.

Comments

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Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26572

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