du.sePublikationer
Ändra sökning
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Concreteness in Business letters: a Corpus-based Analysis of British and Pakistani English
Högskolan Dalarna, Akademin Språk och medier, Engelska.
2010 (Engelska)Självständigt arbete på avancerad nivå (masterexamen)Studentuppsats (Examensarbete)
Abstract [en]

Linguistic features of business letters have been a research target of both linguists and business writers. In this study, the language of British and Pakistani Business letters was compared and contrasted in terms of concreteness and abstractness. A corpus of 100 business letters from Inner Circle and Outer Circle writers were collected for analysis. The findings of the study revealed that British writers use more specific and concrete nouns, definite determiners, numeral, possessive and demonstrative adjectives, cohesive and rhetorical devices than the Pakistani Writers in order to be become concrete and vivid in their communication. The present findings are rather corpus specific since the data include only two countries; however this study may lead to further cross circle research including Expanding Circle research of business letters in terms of concreteness and abstractness. The issue of concreteness in Cross-circle business English can also be studied from psychological, sociological and anthropological perspectives in future Research.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Falun, 2010. , s. 35
Identifikatorer
URN: urn:nbn:se:du-5507OAI: oai:dalea.du.se:5507DiVA, id: diva2:519052
Uppsök
humaniora/teologi
Handledare
Tillgänglig från: 2011-04-21 Skapad: 2011-04-21 Senast uppdaterad: 2012-04-24Bibliografiskt granskad

Open Access i DiVA

fulltext(178 kB)3084 nedladdningar
Filinformation
Filnamn FULLTEXT01.pdfFilstorlek 178 kBChecksumma SHA-512
c8117cc1366e8f3e1f1938124525a7540bcc6d2cc21fee4ca4ff4929736294ffb04174107d15c22023d9236227942696a167384676114e17032c1248b355f41a
Typ fulltextMimetyp application/pdf

Av organisationen
Engelska

Sök vidare utanför DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Totalt: 3084 nedladdningar
Antalet nedladdningar är summan av nedladdningar för alla fulltexter. Det kan inkludera t.ex tidigare versioner som nu inte längre är tillgängliga.

urn-nbn

Altmetricpoäng

urn-nbn
Totalt: 656 träffar
RefereraExporteraLänk till posten
Permanent länk

Direktlänk
Referera
Referensformat
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • chicago-author-date
  • chicago-note-bibliography
  • Annat format
Fler format
Språk
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Annat språk
Fler språk
Utmatningsformat
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf