Conclusion - Multi-word units and metaphor in ESP

Vocabulary and English for Specific Purposes Research - Averil Coxhead 2018

Multi-word units and metaphor in ESP

This chapter has focused on multi-word units and metaphor in EAP as well as ESP. This area of language in use has predominantly been researched using corpus-based approaches, and most of the research is in the area of general EAP. Multi-word units is just one of the many terms which are used in this area of research, and readers of the research need to be mindful of the terms which are being used, the selection principles and analysis, so that results can be interpreted easily. Metaphor research provides interesting findings for specific areas of study, such as Business and Computer Science. Much more work is needed in the area of specialised vocabulary in both multi-word units and metaphor. The next chapter moves into specialised vocabulary in the context of secondary schools.