Presentation of ASp

ASp - la revue du GERAS


ASp, founded in 1993, publishes peer-reviewed research articles, research notes, teaching reports, and book reviews related to the field of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) for both teaching and research twice a year.

The thematic and non-thematic issues aim to give an insight into ESP, notably in its linguistic, discursive, cultural and didactic aspects, and also to develop our knowledge of the various specific English registers used for different purposes. Various analytical frameworks can be adopted: discourse (discourse analysis, genre study, pragmatics), corpus and phraseology, cultural studies, didactics (second language learning theories, ESP teaching, ergonomics, ICT…), linguistic events and grammar, terminology, specialised translation.

The journal publishes in French and in English.

The journal has an editorial board and an academic advisory panel. It publishes two issues per year, in spring and in autumn. 

Past issues are available online at and instructions for authors at .

Founder of journal

Michel Perrin    
Professor Emeritus, Université de  Bordeaux


Former editors-in-chief

Michel Perrin    
Professor Emeritus, Université de Bordeaux, 1993-2000

Michel Petit      
Professor Emeritus, Université de Bordeaux, 2001-2007

Michel Van der Yeught
Professor, Aix-Marseille Université, 2007-2013


Editorial board

Michel Van der Yeught, Senior Editor
Professor, Aix-Marseille Université

Anthony Saber, Editor-in-chief   
Associate Professor, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay

Marie-Agnès Détourbe, Associate Editor
Associate Professor, INSA Toulouse

Philippe Millot, Review Editor
Associate Professor, Université Lyon 3

Valérie Braud, Editor of teaching reports
Qualified English teacher, Université de Bordeaux

Cédric Sarré, Communication     
Associate Professor, Université Paris-Sorbonne - ESPE

Monique Mémet, Editor of electronic edition    
Associate Professor Emertia, École normale supérieure Paris-Saclay

Issues may have one or more guest editors.

Academic advisory panel

David Banks   
Professor Emeritus, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France

Helen Basturkmen   
Associate Professor, The University of Auckland, New Zealand

Vijay K. Bhatia   
Professor Emeritus, City University of Hong Kong

Alex Boulton   
Professor, Université de Lorraine, France

Shirley Carter-Thomas   
Professor, Institut Télécom Évry, France

Alain Cazade   
Professor Emeritus, Université Paris Dauphine, France

Angela Chambers    
Professor of Applied Languages, University of Limerick, Ireland

Dacia Dressen-Hammouda   
Associate Professor, Université Blaise Pascal, Clermont-Ferrand, France

Kjersti Fløttum    
Professor, University of Bergen, Norway

Lise Fontaine    
Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, Great Britain

Maurizio Gotti   
Professor, Università degli studi di Bergamo, Italy

Muriel Grosbois    
Professor, Cnam Paris, France

John Humbley   
Professor Emeritus, Université Paris Diderot, France

Shaeda Isani    
Professor Emerita, Université Grenoble-Alpes, France

Ann M. Johns    
Professor Emerita, San Diego State University, CA, United States

Udo Jung    
Professor Emeritus, Universität Bayreuth, Germany

Jean-Paul Narcy-Combes    
Professor Emeritus, Université Paris 3, France

Jacqueline Percebois    
Professor Emerita, Université d’Aix-Marseille, France

Catherine Resche   
Professor Emerita, Université Panthéon-Assas Paris 2, France

Elizabeth Rowley-Jolivet   
Associate Professor Emerita , Université d’Orléans, France

Philip Shaw   
Professor Emeritus, Stockholm University, Sweden

Martine Schuwer   
Professor Emerita, Université Rennes 2, France

John Swales   
Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan, MI, United States

Jean-Louis Trouillon   
Associate Professor Emeritus, Université de Perpignan, France

Margaret van Naerssen   
Professor Emerita, Immaculata University, PA, United States

Christopher Williams   
Professor, Università degli studi di Foggia, Italy


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