The purpose of the present paper is primarily methodological. It provides evidence that a research question investigated in a corpus can produce different results according to the software adopted, queries the comparability of the results, and shows that the whole picture is more than one piece of software can reveal. The field of research is a corpus of Letters to Shareholders referring to 2008, the year the current financial crisis began, compared to identically constructed corpora from the same companies, referring to 2006 and 2010. The paper argues that the macro analysis of key words and key semantic domains needs to be complemented by close phraseological analyses, since it is in the phraseology of the texts that the nuances of a message are to be found.
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Alli, Rofiat, Rebecca Nicolaides & Russell Craig
2018. Detecting advance fee fraud emails using self-referential pronouns: A preliminary analysis. Accounting Forum 42:1 ► pp. 78 ff.
Amernic, Joel & Russell Craig
2022. Evaluating assertions by a Wells Fargo CEO of a ‘return to ethical conduct’. Leadership 18:3 ► pp. 400 ff.
2020. Formulaic Language and Linguistic Change,
Craig, Russell & Joel Amernic
2018. Are there Language Markers of Hubris in CEO Letters to Shareholders?. Journal of Business Ethics 149:4 ► pp. 973 ff.
Fuoli, Matteo & Charlotte Hommerberg
2015. Optimising transparency, reliability and replicability: annotation principles and inter-coder agreement in the quantification of evaluative expressions. Corpora 10:3 ► pp. 315 ff.
Hart, Roderick P. & Colene J. Lind
2014. The Blended Language of Partisanship in the 2012 Presidential Campaign. American Behavioral Scientist 58:4 ► pp. 591 ff.
2019. Using semantic tagging to examine the American Dream and the Chinese Dream. Semiotica 2019:227 ► pp. 145 ff.
Thorpe, Andy, Russell Craig, Glenn Hadikin & Sasa Batistic
2018. Semantic tone of research ‘environment’ submissions in the UK’s Research Evaluation Framework 2014. Research Evaluation 27:2 ► pp. 53 ff.
Versteeg, Bastiaan & Robert Bertrand
2019. An exploration on measuring and assessing ‘Tone at the Top’ with Dutch listed companies (AEX). Maandblad Voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie 93:9/10 ► pp. 297 ff.
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