LATEUM 2015: Research and Practice in Multidisciplinary Discourse. Материалы XII международной конференции Лингвистической ассоциации преподавателей английского языка МГУ им М.В. Ломоносова
The book includes proceedings of the 12th LATEUM (the Linguistic Association of the Teachers of English at the University of Moscow) International Conference focused on the current issues of teaching English as a foreign language and a range of its linguistic aspects, including Cognitive and Corpus-Based Discourse Studies in ELT, Teaching and Researching Business English, Literature and Translation, Media Discourse, Phonetics in ELT in Global English Context, Culture-Specific Component in Language Teaching and Research, Technology-Assisted Linguistic Research and Instruction, Language Testing and Assessment.
The main objective of this article is to raise teachers’ awareness of what is happening in the field of EAP and ESP. The idea came from the necessity of collaboration of EAP and ESP courses and was extended to a mixture of theory and practice with particular focus on the learners. There seemed to be a general lack of knowledge about ESAP.
ESAP is thus an important area of ELT, accounting for a large amount of EAP and ESP activity worldwide. In the case of ESAP the ability to produce good quality teaching materials that fit the needs of the learners is essential.
As it follows from the idea of discourse, it is not discussed without its certain usage. Its participants’ social, political and cultural characteristics are reflected in it. At the same time various voices belonging to previous discourse practices can intermingle in it, which creates new senses of meaning. In relation to this the notion of interdiscursivity is spelled out in the present article and is compared with the notion of “intertextuality”. The former is illustrated with the help of examples borrowed from B.Obama’s victory speech (2008). All of them add certain musicality to the address as they present links to songs popular in America.