The language of corporate annual reports

A critical discourse analysis

Authored by: Theo van Leeuwen

The Routledge Companion to Accounting Communication

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  May  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415617147
eBook ISBN: 9780203593493
Adobe ISBN: 9781135071585


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Corporate annual reports are the key vehicles through which companies account for themselves to their stakeholders and ask them to accept their account of themselves and their predictions of future performance. As Bhatia (2012: 80) has said, they are ‘the pulse of corporate realities’.

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