Books: Rhetoric in financial discourse: Crawford Camiciottoli
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Date: 26-Nov-2013 From: Eric van Broekhuizen <E.van.Broekhuizenrodopi.nl> Subject: Rhetoric in financial discourse: Crawford Camiciottoli E-mail this message to a friend
Title: Rhetoric in financial discourse
Subtitle: A linguistic analysis of ICT-mediated disclosure genres
Series Title: Utrecht Studies in Language and Communication 26
Author: Belinda Crawford Camiciottoli
Electronic: ISBN: 9789401210102 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 41
Paperback: ISBN: 9789042037595 Pages: Price: Europe EURO 46
Financial disclosure has become a crucial component of corporate communication. Through this process, companies aim to provide information and project an image of trustworthiness in response to on-going ethical concerns in the world of finance. Rhetoric in financial discourse provides new insights into how companies communicate with key stakeholders, not only to boost transparency, but also to attract investment. The book offers an in-depth linguistic analysis of the rhetorical dimension of financial communication. It focuses on two technology-mediated genres which are widely used, yet remain largely unexplored from a rhetorical perspective: earnings presentations and earnings releases. Using an innovative methodological approach, the book shows how corporate speakers and writers use distinctive rhetorical strategies to achieve their professional goals. It includes a practical discussion of how the findings can be exploited to develop state-of-the-art corporate communication courses and to improve the effectiveness of financial disclosure in professional settings.
The book contributes to an enhanced understanding of the language of finance, representing a discourse community that involves and impacts the lives of many people around the world. It will be of interest to several communities of practice, including language researchers, discourse analysts, corpus linguists, finance and communication academics, students of business and finance, and professionals of financial communication.