International Journal of Innovative Research and Knowledge

Volume-5 Issue-12, December 2020

Title: English for Tourism is Distinctive with that of Other ESP Genres

Author: Abeyweera, G.H., TMPSI. Tennakoon & M. Rubavathanan


English for Specific Purposes (ESP) which came into existence during 1960s is referred in particular to the teaching and learning of English as a Second Language where the major focus is to use English in a specific context. According to John Swales (1988), the central focus of ESP was on English for Science and Technology. Later, this was particular to encourage communication across languages on areas such as commerce and industry which has later expanded to other areas such as English for Academic Purposes (EAP), English for Vocational Purposes (EVP), English for Occupational Purposes (EOP), English for Management Purposes EMP), English for Agriculture and English for Tourism etc.  The Central focus in this paper is to explain why English for Tourism is distinctive from that of other ESP genres with particular reference to English for Tourism where the study shall provide an analysis from the perspective of lexicality and grammar, its style, culture and performance. Thus, this paper researches aforesaid elements of ESP alluding to English for Tourism with some excerpts from the field of tourism industry both from local and international contexts.

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ISSN: 2213-1356

Publisher: Scholar Touch Publishers

Area/Scope: Business, Economics & Management; Social Science, Literature, Arts & Humanities; Engineering & Technology; Life Science & Physical Science, Health & Medical Science

Frequency: Monthly

Format: Online & Print

Language: English

Review Process: Double Blinded

Access: Open Access