1. Importance of the study of spoken EAP language in the last decade.
2. Influence of spoken corpora projects to study and prepare future professionals related to Science and Technology areas.
You could complete your reading with other articles included in the same Iberica Issue called:
Inglés como Lengua Franca / Special Issue on Academic English in parallel-language and ELF settings) (Fall 2011) or
Tardy, C. (2004). The role of English in scientific communication: Lingua franca or tyrannosaurus rex? Journal of English for Academic Purposes, 3(3), 247-269. http://www.sciencedirect.com.ezproxy.uned.es/science/article/pii/S1475158503000717