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The business web genre: a genre analysis on the websites of selected Malaysian small


Mohd Johari, Muhammad Danish and Mohd Ali, Afida (2015) The business web genre: a genre analysis on the websites of selected Malaysian small. In: Islamic perspectives relating to business, arts, culture and communication: Proceedings of the 1st ICIBACC 2014. Springer, Singapore, pp. 383-404. ISBN 9789812874283; EISBN: 9789812874290


Websites are another form of service provided to the public to help improve information sharing of a particular discourse community. Selection of a website is influenced by the persuasiveness of the website’s content. As the power of the Internet grows, so do the opportunities for small businesses. In fact, the Internet is already contributing 4.1 % a year to Malaysia’s economy, and that’s set to rise even more over the next 3 years. With the upsurge of E-entrepreneurs in Malaysia, business websites demonstrate a variety of styles in web writing and design, indicating a creative yet bold sense of marketing and advertising of products and services. Hence, the purpose of this study was to establish the common moves and steps found in a corpus of selected Malaysian SME business websites. This study used Swales (Genre analysis: English in academic and research settings. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1990) CARS model and the two-dimensional genre model (Askehave and Nielsen, Proc 38th Hawaii Int Conf Syst Sci 00(C):1–8, 2005) to analyse the data. The study has revealed that there are obligatory and optional moves in the business web genre. The goal of this genre is to inform and to promote the company’s product and services via its website. Findings from this study may be a good resource for students and practitioners to design and write for the web.

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Item Type: Book Section
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-429-0_36
Publisher: Springer
Keywords: Business web genre; Genre analysis; E-entrepreneur business websites
Depositing User: Azhar Abdul Rahman
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2016 06:58
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2016 06:58
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/47198
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