English for specific business purposes in the United Arab Emirates
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In this article, I explore how English is used for Specific Business Purposes (ESBP) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with reference to the world Englishes framework. I discuss the current status of English in the Emirate and I speculate on what this might mean for the future. I provide an overview of the ways in which English is used in business, including the co-construction of English in many of the interactions that take place and the characteristics of those interactions, as well as identifying the models of English that are referred to in a number of common business genres. I use Business English and Business English as a Lingua Franca as significant examples of English for Specific Purposes, as they have contributed greatly to the UAE's economic development specifically, as well as to the development of the GCC region as a whole.
Communication | Linguistics
Business English, English for Specific Purposes, United Arab Emirates, Gulf Cooperation Council
Nickerson, Catherine, "English for specific business purposes in the United Arab Emirates" (2022). All Works. 5458.
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