publication . Article . 2013

Review of Studies on Corporate Annual Reports During 1990-2012

Atefeh Mobasher; Afida Mohamad Ali; Faiz Sathi Abdullah; Chan Mei Yuit;
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  • Published: 01 Mar 2013 Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.
Abstract
Corporate Annual Reports (CARs) are corporate communication tools which have been around for 75 years. They report company’s progress, profits and losses. At first, reports were provided in English, because they were published in an English speaking context. After a while, non-English speaking companies started to publish CARs in English to attract international investments. So far studies on CARs considered themes in text and images of CARs, subgenres of CARs, rhetorical construction, discourse and genre structure. During the last two decade; however, not many studies have been conducted on CARs from a language perspective. We aim to evaluate those studies and ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Annual Reports, Genre analysis, Theme analysis, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, English literature, PR1-9680, Linguistics and Language, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Literature and Literary Theory, Language and Linguistics, Rhetorical question, Financial performance, Sociology, Public relations, business.industry, business, Publication, Corporate communication, Profit (economics), Law, Genre analysis
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