Il linguaggio valutativo nel bilancio di sostenibilità: analisi trilingue basata su corpora

Neri, Michela (2015) Il linguaggio valutativo nel bilancio di sostenibilità: analisi trilingue basata su corpora. [Laurea magistrale], Università di Bologna, Corso di Studio in Traduzione specializzata [LM-DM270] - Forli', Documento ad accesso riservato.
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The aim of this dissertation is to analyze the language of evaluation in Italian, English and French sustainability reports in order to observe how firms build their corporate image and to investigate the kind of relationship they develop with their stakeholders. The analysis is carried out by applying Martin & White's Appraisal theory and corpus linguistics methods. For the purposes of this research, a multilingual specialized corpus of sustainability reports has been created, which is the result of two different levels of compilation. At the first level, three sub-corpora have been created with the aim of representing three different languages (Italian, English and French): at this level, the research on evaluative language will show that a standardization process of sustainability reports is underway. At the second level of compilation, each of the three sub-corpora has been split in two further sub-corpora, representative of two different business sectors: at this level, the research will show how the sector where firms operate directly influences the choice of the topics to be discussed. The first chapter of this dissertation introduces the concept of evaluative language, with a particular focus on the framework of Appraisal theory. The second chapter deals with corpus linguistics and describes different types of corpora, the search methods and the criteria for the compilation of corpora. The third chapter discusses the concepts of Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainability reports, focusing mainly on the reporting principles and the linguistic patterns of this genre, and provides an overview of the main guidelines and certifications for the reporting of sustainability actions. Chapter four is dedicated to the description of the methodology used for this research, while the last chapter presents and discusses the results of the analysis, in an attempt to draw generalizations on the use of evaluative language in this emerging genre.

Tipologia del documento
Tesi di laurea (Laurea magistrale)
Autore della tesi
Neri, Michela
Relatore della tesi
Corso di studio
Ordinamento Cds
Parole chiave
bilancio di sostenibilità, Appraisal, linguaggio valutativo, corpora, CSR
Data di discussione della Tesi
12 Marzo 2015

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