An analysis of research in english for academic purposes
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This study reports written content analysis results of published research in the field of English for Academic Purposes. The research questions of this study are: What are the most common journal article types published in the field of EAP? What are the most common topics covered in published journal articles in the EAP research? What are the most common purposes, research methods and main issues employed to research the most common topic in EAP? Articles published in The Journal of English for Academic Purposes between the years 2002 and 2014 were analysed using the content analysis technique. The findings showed that, mostly original research articles were written to cover the topic of writing. Majority of the articles employed corpus analysis with the purpose ‘to explore’. Further research is recommended to study the published research in the field of English for Academic Purposes.
KeywordsEnglish for Academic Purposes
The Journal of English for Academic Purposes
Journal article types