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1993

English language -- Study and teaching -- Foreign speakers

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Second Language Use In The Workplace: A Case Study Of A Dental Hygienist, Gina L. Crocetti Jan 1993

Second Language Use In The Workplace: A Case Study Of A Dental Hygienist, Gina L. Crocetti

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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 ...